Textile historian, designer and co-founder of Kashmir Loom, Housego has helped inspire a generation of skilled craftsmen and set up one of the finest ateliers dealing in Cashmere. In this issue, she shares a photo album of Kashmir Loom and its impeccable, lustrous pashmina.
How to save it: the Kashmiri shawl
Painters and poets have long been entranced by its finely woven folds, but the future of the Kashmiri shawl is far from certain.
Victoria Frolova reports
Cashmere by John Singer Sargent, 1908 – one of the many artworks inspired by the Kashmiri shawl | Image: Archivart/Alamy Stock Photo
How to Visit Kashmir by HANYA YANAGIHARA
A long weekend in Jaipur with Marie-Helene de Taillac. The jewellery designer (and Pink City local) takes Christina Ohly Evans on a tour of magnificent palaces, vibrant markets and thoroughly chic cafes and hotels.
No need to go to India for the finest pashminas
It’s the soft, soft wool that makes these pashminas special
Where to shop in Srinagar: From pherans to fruit, Jasreen Mayal Khanna explores the offerings in Kashmir’s capital and comes away richer.