First of all the wool from Chyangra (Capra Hircus) goat is collected. The Cashmere wool is collected every spring. Then the soft fine cashmere is separated form the thick coarse hair. And both the soft cashmere and the thick coarse hair is taken for their further process.
The cashmere wool is collected every spring and is basically spun by hand. The yarn is spun on a spinning wheel locally known as ‘Charkha’. Prior to spinning, the raw material is treated by stretching and cleaning it to remove any dirt and soaked for a few days in a mixture of rice and water to make it softer. Hand-spinning is an extremely painstaking task. It requires immense patience, dexterity and dedication is amazing process to watch.
Cashmere yarn is too fragile for the vibration caused by power looms, the weaving of the traditional 100% cashmere shawls are therefore done on hand-looms. It is essential for the weaver to have a uniform hand. for par excellence fabric. Weaving here is done with a shuttle carrying the soft cashmere yarn through the fine yet strong silk warp. The weaving process is in itself an art, which has been passed down over generations, to give you the fabulous shawls, which we offer. It takes about four days to weave a single cashmere shawl. The weaving of cashmere products differ according to the nature of cashmere products. Different looms are required to weave different cashmere products. For cashmere shawls, cashmere stoles, cashmere mufflers, cashmere scarves, cashmere blankets and cashmere sweaters are woven in different looms and they takes different amount of cashmere fibers and takes time accordingly.
Fringes and Designs
The attractive and excellent fringes and beautiful designs in cashmere shawl will be different than the others. Fringe and designs add extra beauty to cashmere shawls and other cashmere products. The making of the distinctive cashmere fringe and designs is an interesting stage of shawl making. Because the fringe and design making process is artistic and delicate process it takes hours to fringe and design each cashmere shawl or any other cashmere product by the expert.
Dyeing is also done by hand and each piece individually. Dyers with immense patience and generations of experience are the one who dye the cashmere shawls, Cashmere stoles, cashmere mufflers, cashmere scarves, and other cashmere products, as even the smallest negligence reflects on the quality of the product. Only metal and azo free dyes are used, making the shawls and other cashmere products completely eco-friendly. The pure water used for dying is pumped up from deep beneath the surface. Dyeing is done at a temperature just below boiling point for nearly an hour. Cashmere wool is exceptionally absorbent, and dyes easily and deeply. In this way a fabulous Pashmina Wool, cashmere shawl, cashmere stole, cashmere scarf, cashmere muffler, cashmere sweater, cashmere blanket and other cashmere products are made. Kashmirstorz offers wholesale scarves and shawls at affordable price.