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New ! An upcycled silk capsule collection!

For ten years now, Princesse Moghole has made it her mission to promote a totally unknown artisanal cashmere: the Ladakh pashmina! We are committed to informing you in the most total transparency, without hesitating to denounce the potential scams that are going on in the field, whether through dishonesty or simple ignorance on the part of the seller. Thanks to you, this historic cashmere – the only truly eco-responsible – continues to live on, as well as the traditional craftsmanship that has been associated with it for 500 years.

Because the love of beautiful, sustainable fabrics is an integral part of our DNA, Princesse Moghole has the privilege this season of welcoming the Danish brand Cofur for its expertise in recycled vintage silk. Cofur is a Slow Fashion brand, which only uses silk already in circulation for its collections, bringing old Indian saris back to life, in an eco-responsible Upcycling approach.

 the sari is a very becoming garment

These second-hand saris, 5 to 6m long, are carefully selected for the quality of their silk, then washed, sometimes tie-dyed and entrusted to experienced seamstresses who give them a second life. The most popular of these saris are in natural silk crepe, a heavy silk with a magnificent drape, with a matte and soft touch, which washes without problem.

Silk is a luxurious and prestigious material, natural and breathable. Like cashmere, it has many properties: cool on the skin, insulating, heat-regulating and resistant. It is renowned for its soft touch and extremely becoming fluid fall. But silk is expensive, even very expensive, and the clothing industry tends to replace it with viscose, a fiber obtained chemically and therefore falsely described as natural.

Thanks to India’s incomparable textile tradition, these silk crepe saris are all different and provide an exceptional raw material due to the quality of their silk with original prints sometimes re-embroidered. Each piece made is therefore unique. The greatest attention has been paid to detail: English seams and in-seam pockets. The shapes have been designed in one size to enhance the body of all women, and are worn perfectly from 36 to 44.

We are therefore pleased to present to you the key piece of the season: the Kimono, a versatile and timeless garment that you will no longer be able to do without…

If you like beautiful materials, ethical and sustainable clothing, you have found the perfect kimono!

We have selected two forms of kimonos, in two different lengths:

  • the classic kimono, belted with long sleeves
  • short-sleeved open kimono

kimono cofur luxury embroidered silk kimono

yellow silk kimonorecycled silk kimono

 

recycled silk cofur upcycled sari silk

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Short kimono: €189 / Long kimono: €199

Each piece is unique and cannot be restocked. Quickly choose yours!

> I discover the recycled silk capsule collection

Covid 19: Update on the current situation

As confinement continues in France and around the world, here is an update on the current situation and some answers to your questions:

Are orders shipped right now?

The e-shop remains open and orders, prepared by observing the strictest hygiene measures, are dispatched as quickly as usual.

What are the current delivery times?

Orders are sent by registered Colissimo currently delivered without signature. The delivery times are longer than usual, the Post ensuring the deposit, collection and distribution of packages only 4 days a week, from Tuesday to Friday.

Are all destinations served?

Some countries are not currently served.
In Europe deliveries are always guaranteed with the exception of a few exceptions which are currently suspended:
– Monaco
– Italy for postal codes: 04022, 40059, 64030 to 64035, 65010, 82011, 83031, 84030, 84031, 84035, 84036, 85047, 86018, 87023, 87038, 87054, 87056, 89064, 89822
– Portugal for postal codes: 9650000, 9651908, 9675000, 9676908, 9676910, 9681908, 9681910, 9696909, 9300001 to 9300435.

More details :  https://www.colissimo.entreprise.laposte.fr/en/covid19

Are online items available immediately?

All items are in stock and ready to ship.

Will you be offering new products soon?

India, where our Pashminas are made, is also affected by the Covid19 pandemic. The country is also subject to a containment procedure, no shipment of new products is currently possible.

What about the next shipment of embroidered Pashminas?

I go to Srinagar every year to select new embroidered Pashminas and should have been there at the moment, but the borders are currently closed and should remain so until at least September. This trip will probably not be possible this year, but perhaps a remote selection of novelties can be envisaged in order to continue to ensure the income of the families who carry them out. Nothing is defined yet.

What is the situation in India and Kashmir now?

India implemented containment on March 25. But this country of 1.3 billion inhabitants with precarious sanitary conditions is already hard hit by the economic crisis and the measure had the consequence of exacerbating the already existing difficulties. State borders were closed within 4 hours, making supply very difficult, and the cessation of activity hit the poorest hard, causing the mass exodus of millions of daily workers from cities to their villages, forced to choose between coronavirus or hunger …

For the moment our partners in Delhi and Srinagar are doing well, our thoughts are with them.

 

Do not hesitate to CONTACT US for more information or any question. While you wait for better days to come, take good care of yourself and your loved ones.

 

 

 

 

Our pop up store is open every day from 11:30 to 19:30 in Paris

Throughout the month of December, Princesse Moghole will meet you in her new setting in the 9th district of Paris. We are open every day from 11:30 to 19:30 and the entire collection is on display with the exception of Embroidered Pashminas.

And to better pamper you, for any purchase or withdrawal of order at the shop, we offer you the gift box with the box and the scented sachet! ♡

Practical information :

10 rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 PARIS
Métro Saint Georges or Notre Dame de Lorette
From 2nd au 27th décember from 11:30 à 19:30
( opened on sundays 15th et 22nd décember )

 

Princesse Moghole opens his pop up store in Paris!

 

 

The French-Indian lifestyle brand Jamini invites Princesse Moghole all the month of December in her pretty shop in the 9th district of Paris! Here is finally the opportunity to discover our entire collection of authentic Pashminas and to talk to Claire, the designer of Princesse Moghole who will be there every day to advise you.

Attention, because of our production in small series, and the tense political situation in Kashmir, our stocks are currently limited … Do not delay too if you want to choose from our 40 colors of Genuine Pashminas!

To celebrate this exceptional event we will have the pleasure to offer you the gift box with the box box for every purchase in the shop. The box case will also be offered for any order placed online and withdrawn within 3 hours at the store, we are opening a special Click & Collect service for the holidays!

Practical information :

10 rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 PARIS
Metro Saint Georges or Notre Dame de Lorette
From 2 to 31st December from 11:30 to 19:30

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.

pashmina hashi darpurple pashmina hashi dar

 

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

pashmina jamawar hand embroidered

 

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?