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.|
Machine wash warm water on gentle cycle. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners (these may shorten the lifespan of the product). Wash dark colors separately. Air dry or tumble dry on low heat. Remove while still damp. Iron with steam on "cotton" setting.
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