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Apsara - Shell

  • Fibre:
    Pashmina

    Pashm

    Ladakhis call it 'layna', the pride of this remote Himalayan land, among the highest, driest and coldest in the world. Pashmis an Urdu word, originating from Farsi, for the raw fibre of down-producing goats in the mountains of Asia. Pashmina is the yarn spun and material woven from pashm.

    Ladakh's dry, cold climes are the secret to this famous fleece. Each midsummer Changpa nomads use a special comb to carefully extract the superfine fibre, allowing their goats' coats to thicken before the winter chill (it can reach -40C).

    This is the origin of Silk Chassis' Apsara scarves: 100% pashmina, un-mixed with silk, as is common elsewhere. This, and the entirely natural colour of the pashm, carefully selected to tone, accounts for the subtle, matt look of these ethereal scarves.

  • Origin:
    Ladakh

    Ladakh

    Handwoven by men and women, each Apsara scarf takes around a day and a half to complete. Previously, pashm went to neighbouring Kashmir, famous for its virtuoso shawl tradition.

    Thanks to technical innovations, today Ladakhis can weave their own pashminas from the revered goats of the Changpa nomads, who have been moving their livestock across the Changthang region for centuries.

    The SilkChassis map of India All our Apsara Scarves come from the Ladakh region of India.
  • Weave:
    Plain

    Plain

    A fine, plain weave.

  • Care:
    Dry clean or hand wash
    Apsara scarves can be dry cleaned or handwashed at 30°C. Do not tumble dry.
  • Dimensions: 72 x 200 cm

  • Availability:In stock
£110.00

Cream with a tince of rosy pink? Perhaps warm rice pudding best describes Shell and there are similarities in how it feels to eat the former and wear the latter - a lovely warming glow. But only of you like rice pudding of course! We're laying bets on Shell being this season's best selling Apsara colour. Why? There is something ethereal about Shell, like seeing daybreak in a clear sky. It's plain but plush, and intensely pleasing to wear.

Pashmina

Pashm

Ladakhis call it 'layna', the pride of this remote Himalayan land, among the highest, driest and coldest in the world. Pashmis an Urdu word, originating from Farsi, for the raw fibre of down-producing goats in the mountains of Asia. Pashmina is the yarn spun and material woven from pashm.

Ladakh's dry, cold climes are the secret to this famous fleece. Each midsummer Changpa nomads use a special comb to carefully extract the superfine fibre, allowing their goats' coats to thicken before the winter chill (it can reach -40C).

This is the origin of Silk Chassis' Apsara scarves: 100% pashmina, un-mixed with silk, as is common elsewhere. This, and the entirely natural colour of the pashm, carefully selected to tone, accounts for the subtle, matt look of these ethereal scarves.

Ladakh

Ladakh

Handwoven by men and women, each Apsara scarf takes around a day and a half to complete. Previously, pashm went to neighbouring Kashmir, famous for its virtuoso shawl tradition.

Thanks to technical innovations, today Ladakhis can weave their own pashminas from the revered goats of the Changpa nomads, who have been moving their livestock across the Changthang region for centuries.

The SilkChassis map of India All our Apsara Scarves come from the Ladakh region of India.
Plain

Plain

A fine, plain weave.

Dry clean or hand wash
Apsara scarves can be dry cleaned or handwashed at 30°C. Do not tumble dry.
Other colours in the same style
Apsara - Shell Apsara - Earth