THE SOFTEST WOOL IN THE WORLD
Genuine silk cashmeres date back to 15th Century India
and were entirely handcrafted by weaving the finest
silk fibers with the finest of wool fibers. It is
believed that that Moghul rulers of the royal court
first inspired and stimulated the production of luxury
silk cashmere shawls by bringing Turkmenistan master
weavers from the fabled Silk Road to the Vale of
Kashmir in India, where sericulture was widespread.
Known in the Urdu language as pashm
finest wool fibers come from the downy underfleece of
the Kashmir goats. Only this soft undercoat of Kashmir
goats is true cashmere. So silk pashmina is true silk
By early 19th Century, the European demand for
Kashmiri silk cashmeres was so high and the Indian supply
so insufficient, that quick-shifting textile workshops
in England, France, and in particular in Paisley,
Scotland began producing mechanized woolen knock-off's
called cashmere shawls. As a result, by 1870, the
silk cashmere industry in India had virtually collapsed.
Luckily, the craft survived as a small cottage
Since the mid 90s, there has been a true resurgence of
demand for silk cashmere by trendy Western shoppers all
over, particularly for high-quality silk cashmere.
Once again, the popularity of real silk cashmere is so
enormous that in the last year or two, street peddlers
from Vancouver, Canada to New York City have been
hawking fake "100% cashmere and silk cashmere" fabrics that in reality
are made of synthetic acrylic originating in the Far
East. Buyer beware!
Genuine silk cashmeres are prized by wearers, gift-givers,
and travelers for their superb textures as well as
for their unique luster, fineness, softness,
smoothness, lightness, warmth, and comfort. Premium
silk cashmere is also known for its beautiful drape.
There is no other fabric or wool like it.
Exclusive Silk Cashmere by ROYAL SILK
Enjoy the sensuous softness of silk, the delicate
warmth of cashmere, and the exquisite lightness of a
butterfly's wing in luxurious silk cashmeres by Royal
Silk. Hand-spun, hand-woven, and hand-dyed in a
premium, moth-resistant blend of 30% Silk and 70%
Cashmere Wool. Royal Silk is a world-famous brand known
for genuine quality and affordable elegance.
Satisfaction guaranteed or full merchandise refund.