Update of the rate on October 1st

Did you know that it was in the Himalayas at 5000m altitude that cashmere was born? For centuries, goats have been combed there to collect their warm and warm winter down.
Today Himalayan cashmere represents less than 1% of world production, we call this handmade ethical cashmere : Pashmina.

Since 2012 Princesse Moghole shares her passion, that of these exceptional accessories that are the real pashminas, with the mission to offer you, in all transparency, an irreproachable quality at the best price.

Cashmere is a rare and expensive raw material, the price of which continues to rise. It’s been 7 years since we resisted this trend by putting a point of honor to keep our prices unchanged, which is unfortunately no longer possible: to guarantee the same quality we will have to increase the price of Plain cashmere Pashminas.

So we wanted to inform our customers that an update will take place on October 1st: it will concern stoles, whose price will increase to € 169 and shawls, which will increase to € 259.

A Pashmina in Paris : the XXL pashmina

XXL pashmina 100% cashmeregiant pashmina 100% cashmere giant cashmere pashminasuperfine pashmina blanket in pure handwoven cashmere pashmina XXL cashmerenatural XXL pashminaMy favorite accessory when I travel: the XXL pashmina! Imagine the cozy comfort of a plaid associated with the lightness and incomparable softness of the finest cashmere in the world … The XXL pashmina is without doubt the lightest and warmest cover that can exist: 290g of pure handwoven sweetness woven! In short, the blanket essential to badly regulated aircon in the aircraft …

Traditional motifs of embroidered Pashmina

It was in the 16th century that the pashminas shawl industry began to develop in Kashmir, but they were not embroidered until much later, around 1803. Until then, the multicolored motifs with which they are adorned were painstakingly woven. handmade according to the principle of twill tapestry (which today corresponds to kani weaving), requiring a tremendous time of realization and the efforts of several craftsmen. At the beginning of the 19th century, the demand from Europe explodes, and in order to reduce this production time and the exorbitant costs that come from it, comes the idea of ​​reproducing their complex and colorful patterns inspired by nature by the embroidery to the needle: a new art is born!

It is extraordinary to note how, regardless of the time, pashmina has always been able to adapt to the fashion and taste of the market, retaining over time its aura of luxury accessory object of all desires. This has never been more true than in our time when factories and industrial production have become the norm: the ancestral craft traditions perpetuated by Kashmiri craftsmen raise their extraordinary know-how to that of the greatest Haute Couture houses. and the embroidered pashminas continue to cover the shoulders of the princesses of this world …

Over time the know-how of the embroiderers has been perfected, reaching an unequaled level, and the embroidered motifs which at first were limited to reproducing those of twill tapestries reinvented themselves, always inspired by nature but conquering small little by little their own identity. Here are the main ones:

NEEM DAR: The shawl is embroidered all around a band more or less wide which is an interlaced pattern. Also called Dor Dar or Bale dar depending on the thickness of the embroidered band.

cashmere pashmina neem dar

embroidered pashmina neem dar

HASHI DAR: Extremely popular, this pattern features an embroidered band all around, embellished with the four corners of a stylized paisley flower, also called boteh.

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BOOTI DAR : this pattern sprinkles the surface of the shawl at regular intervals. It can be flowers, leaves, butterflies or paisleys, of variable size.

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PALLA : the shawl is embroidered with a broad border of motifs intertwined at both ends, while the sides are bordered much more soberly.

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JAALI : this intricate pattern of intertwined flowers or foliage develops on the entire shawl. Its quality depends on the fineness of the embroidery pattern, its reversible effect or not and the contrast of the different colors used.

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JAMAWAR : The pattern is so rich and intricate that the embroidery completely covers the shawl to hide the pashmina. The most talented craftsmen manage to reverse as much as the place and make shawls completely reversible. Qualified “masterpieces” by the Indians, these exceptional pieces require at least a year of work for their realization … Masterpieces that wealthy families offer at weddings!

traditional motifs embroidered pashmina

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The new collection of Pashminas Embroidered One-of-a-kind is online, shawls and stoles in real pashmina 100% cashmere of the Himalayas patiently embroidered by hand by our craftsmen for months … Will you recognize the patterns?

HOW TO WEAR … An authentic hand-embroidered pashmina

# LESS IS MORE

Invest in beautiful basics and keep them for a long time …
Weaving and embroider by hand an authentic Pashmina takes months, according to a know-how that is transmitted for centuries. #slowfashion #ethical #luxury

ASHLEY Black Handmade pashmina shawl 100% himalayan cashmere embroidered by hand. One-of-a-kind piece. 590€

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Wich pashmina with a trench-coat?

Essential piece of the half-season dressing room, the trench coat is more than ever essential this spring!

Beware of drafts and a true pashmina, handwoven with the finest cashmere harvested in the Himalayas, is unquestionably the perfect accessory, halfway between the scarf and the foulard. .

So ? Wich pashmina with a trench-coat ?

BRETON SPIRIT for a timeless piece with the ARMOR pashmina, in red or classic

trench and cashmere pashmina

pashmina cashmere armor

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THE DISCREET LUXURY of a unique piece that only  belongs to yourself: a handwoven pashmina stole in pure cashmere embroidered by hand. ARIEL TAUPE, for an elegance in tone on tone.

 

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THE FINEST AND LIGHTEST of all, the exceptional quality of the hand-woven TOOSH Pashmina, probably the most luxurious cashmere in the world, an exclusive Princesse Moghole.

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CHAMELEON worn as a scarf, the versatile piece par excellence is ideal for mid-season: PABLO, the poncho pashmina dual sided.

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CONTEST: Who wants to win a pashmina?

It’s official, the cold is here! Who wants to win a Pashmina?

Princesse Moghole and Hélène from Mon blog de fille offer to win a stole in pure pashmina pure cashmere worth € 149, a color to choose from our range of 37 colors!

To participate, go to Instagram on Hélène @monblogdefille‘s account and follow the instructions:

1️⃣ Be a subscriber to Instagram account @monblogdefille
2️⃣ subscribe to @princessemoghole‘s Instagram account
3️⃣ Say to him in comment under the post which color you will choose if you win, where you live, and tag two friends
4️⃣ You have until Monday, November 26 at 18h to participate, and Helen will give the name of the winner here under this post.

 

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❄️🐐 Ça fait longtemps que je vous parle de cachemire sur mon blog, j’aime beaucoup la noblesse de cette matière. J’ai découvert @princessemoghole il y a 2 ans, j’avais écrit un article dessus : les conditions de création sont telles qu’on les aime (tout fait à la main par des artisans payés normalement) et les produits sont magnifiques ! ❄️🐐 La fondatrice de la marque vous propose de gagner un de ses splendides pashminas en cachemire (étole de 70 x 200 cm, valeur 149 €) ! J’en ai un, c’est une merveille de chaleur et de douceur ! ❄️🐐 Il y a 37 (!!) couleurs que vous pouvez voir sur le site, en lien sur la page Instagram de @princessemoghole, et le concours est ouvert à l’international ! ❄️🐐 Pour participer vous devez : 1️⃣ Etre abonnée à mon compte Instagram 2️⃣ Être abonnée au compte Instagram de @princessemoghole 3️⃣ Me dire en commentaire quelle couleur vous choisirez si vous gagnez, où vous habitez, et taguer deux amies 4️⃣ Vous avez jusqu’au lundi 26 novembre à 18h pour participer, et je donnerai le nom du gagnant ou de la gagnante ici sous ce post. ❄️🐐 #cachemire #cashmerescarf #pashminas #pashminascarf #indiancashmere

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To celebrate the end of this extraordinary Indian summer, Princesse Moghole takes you to India!

It was in 2012 and in my quest for the finest cashmere in the world, I found myself in the Himalayas, on the borders of India, China and Pakistan …

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is located in the far north of India: in the west, muslim Kashmir, and to the east, buddhist Ladakh. The area is a geopolitical powder keg since the partition: India, Pakistan and China are fighting over the borders.

“We travel for things to happen and change, otherwise we would stay at home.”
Nicolas Bouvier

Some moments are unique, like being at 4500m above sea level in the company of a goat baby pashmina ❤️
It was 2012 and the Princesse Moghole adventure began …

Srinagar is the capital of Indian Kashmir. Nestled in a valley at the foot of the Himalayas, it extends around a lake, the Dal Lake.

The Dal Lake is the heart and lung of Srinagar, scene of a very intense lake life.

The British took refuge in summer in Srinagar to enjoy its freshness. They built houseboats on Dal Lake to circumvent the ban on owning land.

Grown in lake gardens, vegetables are then sold at dawn to retailers.

And life flows through the water …

The Mughal emperors regarded Srinagar as their Eden and built magnificent gardens there.

The Kashmiri are the worthy descendants of the Mughals, who arrived from Uzbekistan in the 16th century.

They are proud of their independence of mind and practice for the most part an Islam based on Sufism.

Do not tell a Kashmiri that he is Indian: he would take that as an insult!

As Eid approaches, families buy sheep for sacrifice.

The stalls are blooming …

And Srinagar is immersed in the effervescence of the preparations.

In kashmiri “pashmina” means soft gold. It is carefully weighed to the nearest gram.

It is spun by hand by women, whose dexterity is unparalleled.

This is my first encounter with Feroz, who weaves your pashminas. You see the signature in F that may be on your stole? It’s him.

The master embroiderers at work: it was in 2015 when shooting the video. Who would have thought that she would go around the world, briskly surpassing a million views?

The kani shawl is the ancestor of the jacquard, at a time when everything was done by hand. The pattern is pixelated and the craftsman carefully counts the threads of each color. Months, even years of work!

It’s time to leave Kashmir for Ladakh. The road is spectacular and very dangerous, narrow and bordered by precipices sometimes high of 1000m …

Even if Lamayuru is separated from Srinagar by only 183 km, we immediately feel that we are entering another world.

Here begins Ladakh, ancient Buddhist kingdom perched in the middle of arid mountains.

Leh is the capital of Ladakh. Located at 3520m it requires acclimatization altitude, beware of shortness of breath after a few steps!

Ladakhis practice Tibetan Buddhism.

In a Buddhist monastery the traffic is always in one direction, that of the needles of a clock.

Ladakh is dotted with beautiful monasteries perched on rocky outcrops.

The traditional ladakhie society is an example of respect for the environment. Despite extremely difficult living conditions, ladakhis manage to be self-sufficient.

If the pashmina is so fine, it is that it is obtained at very high altitude at 5000m. For comparison Mongolian cashmere is obtained between 1500 and 2000m above sea level.

The finest pashmina is reputed to come from the Tibetan highlands of Changtang. In winter, shepherds lead the herds to more than 5000m and then descend the summer on the shores of Tso Moriri lake.

Chang-Pa nomadic shepherds traditionally raise flocks of Pashminas goats, as well as sheep and a few yaks to balance the herd and promote its survival.

It’s a very rough life, temperatures can reach -50 degrees and sunshine is extreme, but it’s the price to pay for the finest pashmina.

Korzok, on the shores of Lake Tso Moriri, is one of the highest inhabited villages in the world, with an altitude of 4595m.

In the summer, Chang-Pa joins the shores of Tso Moriri lake and the pashmina harvest season is in full swing.

The goats will be carefully combed to collect the superfluous down: necessary for their survival when it is -50 degrees, it is much too hot under the sun!

Pashmina’s production has remained totally artisanal and environmentally friendly, accounting for only 0.5% of world cashmere production.

An exceptional cashmere, pashmina is also the only truly eco-responsible cashmere.
Never forget that it was offered to you by a small Himalayan goat, while it provided an income for all the families who helped make your stole. ❤️

The Poncho Pashmina is back in a new version

PABLO, the reversible poncho in pure himalayan cashmere is finally back in its new version!

Its proportions have been redesigned to fit all morphologies, whether you measure 1.60m or 1.75m.

the pashmina poncho is dual tone reversible

We have developed an exclusive seam to replace the jewelry buttons. This one is entirely embroidered by hand in pure 100% cashmere pashmina thread to guarantee impeccable finishes worthy of haute couture and a total reversibility of the model.

poncho pashmina 100% pure cashmere

n order for this reversibility to be perfect, we have replaced the brand labels with our new vermeil labels, small charms engraved in 925 silver plated with 24ct gold.

poncho pashmina natural

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The Pashmina Poncho has been designed as the versatile accessory par excellence, as elegant in poncho version with its silky drapery, as practical in scarf version around your neck.

No more puzzle to constantly adjust your shawl around your shoulders, the poncho pashmina will not be long in becoming a must-have of your nomad dressing.

Quickly draped, it wraps itself elegantly around your figure to warm you up in style, making it the ideal accessory for the mid-season, but is just as comfortable wrapped around your neck as the weather demands.

Combining the French design style with an exceptional artisanal craftsmanship worthy of haute couture, entirely hand-made, poncho pashmina stands out as the ultra-luxury alternative to cashmere ponchos.

The Pashmina Poncho is an exclusive Princesse Moghole model.

 

PABLO, reversible handwoven cashmere pashmina poncho, 390€

PABLO comes in 4 dual tone reversible colors: Red and Black, Slate Gray and Pearl Gray, Sapphire Blue and Navy Blue and Beige and Natural Ivory.

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Luxury handwoven himalayan cashmere