The iconic design motif that we refer to as "paisley" actually originated in Persia as long ago as 500 AD. The bent tear drop shape has stood the test of time and remains as current today as ever.
From Persia it traveled to India. The paisley shawls made in Kashmir occupy a pre-eminent place among textile products. Kashmir is India's northernmost state and was the point through which ancient India passed to the world. The Kashmir shawl that evolved from a local expertise had greater fame than any other Indian textile. These shawls became so popular that the demand outstripped the supply. Eventually, with the invention of the jacquard loom, shawls which were imitations of the Kashmiri shawls were produced. The center of this production was in Paisley, Scotland. Hence the name.
Anichini’s “Kashmir” is an updated version of an ancient motif. The paisley design never gets old; instead it evolves to suit the times. This rich, intricate paisley jacquard is woven in Italy of the finest 100% Egyptian cotton. The pillow shams and duvets are finished with narrow piping. The duvet covers are double sided - the reverse side is made of the fabric reverse.
Kashmir pairs beautifully with our Persia and Scheherazade collections.
Note: Marine Blue & Marine Blue Reverse are being rewoven and have a 90 day lead time.
|Made To Order +||The following sizes are made to order and are not returnable: Twin, Full, California King, Boudoir Shams, Queen Shams, & Continental Shams|
|Production Time +||This product is made to order, actual lead time will be communicated within 24hrs of ordering.|
|See Why This Is The Genuine Article +||Our sheeting is woven in Italy of long-staple Egyptian cotton sateen by one of the very few remaining super high quality boutique weavers. This small mill, near Lake Como, embodies everything legendary regarding Italian textiles.|
How To Launder Cotton Sheets
Machine wash in warm (not hot) water on gentle cycle. You may use any mild detergent or soap. Use enzyme reactive stain removers only. Do not use chlorine, bleach, stain removers or detergents with lighteners. Never pour detergent or soap directly on your textiles. Either pour it in when the tub is full or dilute it. Do not use fabric softeners. These only coat the fibers and make them "appear" to be soft. Use one cup of white vinegar in the rinse water to remove any traces of soap and leave fabrics smelling fresh.
The ideal way to dry textiles is air only. A line or rod is perfect, but you can use a railing or shower rod as well. If you must use a dryer, use the lowest setting and never, never dry completely. During the last few minutes of a dryer cycle the fabric overheats and dries out, making it brittle and lifeless over time. Always remove them from the dryer while still damp.
This is an ideal time to press them, but if that is not possible, let them air dry. (You can also "store" laundered linens in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or freezer before air drying or pressing.) You can even air dry sheeting by throwing them over a bed. If you smooth the wrinkles out at this point, the pressing becomes even easier. Press on the underside, using a well-padded ironing board and a clean iron. Do not press in creases because this will also cause wear over time. When pressing monograms or embellishments, place face down on a terry towel so that the decoration will "pop" out.
Finally, simply fold them neatly. One of the more gratifying things to have in the home is a beautiful linen closet. Never store sheeting in plastic. If you must cover them, use an old piece of sheeting or pillow case. Storage should be dry and away from light with some air circulation.
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