Luminous warmth, Timeless style – Seasons Fall Collection

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Luminous warmth, Timeless style – Seasons Fall Shawl Collection

This autumn, let the incredible softness, impeccable design and unparalleled quality of shawls and scarves from The Kashmir Company keep you clothed in warmth and classic style. Both alluring and versatile, you’ll find yourself reaching for your 100% cashmere shawl or scarf as you explore new galleries, attend meditation class, meet your partner for romantic dinner dates or dress to the nines for festive city soirees. That’s because each hand embroidered shawl and scarf from The Kashmir Company provides the innate style and tangible warmth that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.  Visit the Fall Collections

 

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Summer collection Seasons by Kashmir Company Summer Love, Midnight Kisses. Shooting stars. Secret Wishes ...

Summer Love, Midnight Kisses. Shooting stars. Secret Wishes. Summer Collection by Seasons – The Kashmir Company

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‘Tis the Seasons for Enchanted Elegance . . .

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‘Tis the Seasons for Enchanted Elegance . . . Holiday Collection by Seasons – The Kashmir Company

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Beautiful Kashmir: 5 Spots to Visit

The beautiful and epic land of Kashmir is delight to visit and every year millions of tourist flock to this part of the world as they look to escape the daily hustle and bustle of life in the big cities. To the unseasoned traveler, finding places to visit can be quite daunting so we’ve put together our selected list of five places every visitor to beautiful Kashmir must go.

As you go through the list, keep two things in mind:

  1. The list is not exhaustive and you could very well find other places in Kashmir just as delightful to visit
  2. Pretty much all of Kashmir is beautiful so you can’t go far wrong by just visiting the place

So, with that out the way let’s dive right into our top 5 list of places to visit in Kashmir.

1 – Shalimar Garden

Top of the list is Shalimar Garden, built in 1616 by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan. The garden was enhanced significantly when during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, between 1628 and 1658 who commissioned a second garden called Faiz Baksh.

Shalimar Garden is truly a sight to behold. Spanning a delightful 539 x 182 metres, the garden is known for its four breath-taking terraces and its beautiful decorated canal which can be found inside. The garden is often called the Garden of Love due to its beauty and was once the playground of the royal ladies of the time. Today the garden is a harvest of beauty and simply a delightful place to go in order to see the rich artistic history of Kashmir.

2 – Dal Lake

After the garden of love, the Dal Lake is perhaps the most beautiful sight and experience any visitor to Kashmir can have. Nestled wonderfully between mountains on three sides, the banks of the Dal Lake provide a visual feast for the eyes with its beautiful blooming gardens and orchards which run alongside.

The Dal Lake has five basins and numerous channels; all linked together perfectly for exploring. The Dal Lake is the sight of commerce from farmers who grow sumptuous organic vegetable below and take them to market. Tourists get a chance to visit the numerous houseboats which form part of the landscape of the Dal Lake.

3 – Drass

There’s only one other inhabited place on earth that is colder than Drass and it is in Siberia, Russia. But despite this status as being the second coldest inhabited place in the world, Drass is a haven for tourists looking to explore the Kashmir to its fullest.

Drass is 3230 metres above sea level and situated around 60 kilometres west of Kargil. The Kashmiri inhabitants of Drass all live in a small township located in the heart of the Drass Valley. Visitors to Drass begin their adventure at the commencement pass of the Drass Valley known as Zojila Pass – otherwise known as the Himalayan Gateway to Ladakh

4 – Chashmashahi

Another garden but this time the smallest of the three Mughal gardens located in Kashmir. Built in 1632 AD, Chashmashahi is located above the Nehru Memorial Park and provides a picturesque view of the Dal Lake and its surrounding mountains. The garden has several terraces – all adorned with beautiful fountains.

Visitors can also explore and enjoy the gardens aqueduct as well any one of several water falls that help accentuate the beauty of the garden.

5 – Jama Masjid

No visit to Kashmir is complete without a trip to any one of the numerous mosques in the country. There are several mosques in Srinagar and one of the most important is Jama Masjid, located in Nowhatta. The mosque was built in 1400 AD by Sultan Sikandar and later extended by his son, Zain-ul-Abidin.

This magnificent structure has 370 wooden pillars and a beautiful courtyard – all characterized by Indo-Saracenic architecture.

As we said at the beginning, condensing a list of five places to visit is hard work because there are so many beautiful places one can visit.

Hopefully this list will inspire to make the journey and explore this beautiful and epic land.

And if you’ve visited Kashmir before and have a favorite spot not on the list, share it with other readers by leaving a comment below.

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Liddar Valley – Kashmir – Water Color

 

Here’s a very beautiful depiction of Kashmiri art Its a water color painting of Liddar Valley, Kashmir by Colonel G. Strahan, Deputy Surveyor General, Trigonometrical Branch – 1869-1945.

 

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Have a Ball with Our French Masquerade Shawl Collection

masuerade makeup Have a Ball with Our French Masquerade Shawl Collection15th century Europe was for very long time the center of cultural expression and high-living. At the heart of this was the masquerade ball (or bal masqué). These events were grand affairs and participants attended wearing costumes and the all-important mask.

French Masquerade Mask French Masquerade Shawl Collection Kashmir Company 1024x640 Have a Ball with Our French Masquerade Shawl CollectionThe masks themselves were quite elaborate, but they represented something much deeper. You see, masquerade balls were attended almost exclusively by the upper classes. The masks were effectively a way for the very wealthy to have a playful time behind a mask and a costume. These special events became so elaborate that entire regions of Europe developed their branded masquerades. One of these famous masquerades belonged to the ducal court of Burgundy.

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French Masquerade Costume 18th Century Ball Dress Fashion – Chromolithograph – Circa 1876

 

Today masquerades have lost some of its exclusive luxury appeal but it is still a part of the upper classes. But they are now a bigger part of most societies and the cultural landscape. This is a good thing, because it means at least, that anyone with a desire for luxurious enjoyment and playfulness can enjoy the delights of a masquerade.

The Kashmir Company is committed to spreading cultural elegance and is proud to introduce our latest shawl collection. The founder believes that given the rich history behind masquerades—luxury, elegance and its royal connections—masquerade was a fitting name with which to delight shawl lovers.

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Frontière Jardin Noir Mascarade Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

We think you’ll agree once you take a good look at the shawls in the collection. The collection is designed to give you that thrill, that exclusive mystic enjoyed by French royalty.

Each shawl in the French Masquerade collection has been given a distinct elaborate treatment. The exquisite embroidery acts as a fitting motif which delicately runs along the border of each shawl. This design and arrangement of the world-renown Kashmiri patterns adds a luxurious touch to each shawl and makes for a delightful wearing experience.

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Trois Frontière Pavot Rouge Mascarade Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

The delicate cashmere with which each shawl is made adds that extra touch and wearing one gives you an intensified feeling of yourself. It’s not exactly an out of body experience, but it is akin to taking a magical journey in time back to the heyday of French royalty and aristocracy. This is the effect of the Masquerade shawl collection and quite frankly, it is the strongest appeal to the whole collection.

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Frontière Jardin D’ivoire Mascarade Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

Just by looking at a shawl from the connection and you can see the transformative power of wearing one. And did we mention that these shawls have a tendency to make its wearer exude greater than normal levels of confidence? In fact, we believe the power of each shawl in the French Masquerade collection is its ability to transform your mood, lift your spirit and deliver a deep sense of personal freedom. Things members of the privilege upper classes needed a mask in order to possess.

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Rouge de Paisley Frontière Noir Mascarade Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

So, whether you are looking to reconnect with a timeless display of luxury or you simply want the aesthetic appeal of a wonderful fashion accessory, a shawl from the Masquerade shawl collection will help you.

You can enjoy the intensifying feeling of the French Masquerade shawl collection by clicking here.

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Kashmir – A Skier’s Journey

Skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel travel halfway around the world to Kashmir to ski the high altitude Gulmarg gondola, only to find the snow pack is a ticking time bomb. Never the less, they find safe areas to ski and discover the beauty of Kashmir and the Himalaya – its people and its landscape.

Presented by Gore-tex and Arcteryx.com.
Production – Jordan Manley
Skiers – Chad Sayers & Tobin Seagel
Narration – Chad Sayers
Animation – Chad Manley
Music – “Ringa Ringa” by AR Rahman
“Bachpan” by Gurpreet Lally & Arshpreet
Special thanks to Anthony Bonello

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Maria Antoinette by Bec Winnel The Marie Antoinette Shawl Collection: Timeless Fashion & Luxury Inspired By an Icon

Kirsten Dunst as Maria Antoinette in the Painting by Bec Winnel.  © Copyright – Bec Winnel.

 

As a historical and political figure, Marie Antoinette casts a spell bounding mystic on the history of France and to a large extent, Europe. Though her later years were marred with controversy, the glory years leading up to the now infamous storming of the Bastille marked a period of great opulence, elegance and luxury.

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Portrait of Marie Antoinette, 1783, by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.

Indeed the woman who was born an Archduchess of Austria, and named Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 until she became Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792, was for all intents and purposes, the most famous trendsetter in Europe.

Marie Antoinette defined the style of the day, and her royal court was always adorned with the finest fashion accessories, including fine garments and jewellery from all over the world.

Her lasting legacy has been her contribution to fashion, style and luxury and today you can get anything from handbags to exquisite jewellery in her name.

This legacy is the tremendous inspiration for the timeless collection recently launched by the Kashmir Company. The founder, who has traveled to France many times, believes that French inspiration and fashion are two elements that go together very well.

But there’s another element that has been informing European fashion even before great monarchs like Marie Antoinette came onto the scene. You see, Kashmir, that epic land in the East has always been the supplier of Europe’s most exquisite pieces of fashion.

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Camélia Jardin Antoinette Ivory Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

It is this timeless element and grand contributor to fashion that created the perfect inspiration for the Marie Antoinette shawl collection.  Inspired by the great queen herself and the rich tapestry of colours which adorn Versailles, the Marie Antoinette collection is truly a shawl lover’s dream.

The collection is characterised by a kaleidoscope of colors and embroidery that is breathtakingly striking and beautiful. Marie Antoinette was the center of attention in her day, and the collection bearing her name is designed to create the same lasting effect in your time.

The Kashmir Company and its founder are proud of all of the collections that are released each year. This one, however, bears some significance because it captures so beautifully and accurately, the essence of timeless fashion.

Look at most portraits of Marie Antoinette and you are struck instantly by the sheer scope and style of the Kashmiri paisley shawls that is highlighted in the portraits. One would be forgiven for thinking these portraits were centered on the shawls themselves—such is the level of emotional attachment Marie Antoinette had to this exquisite fashion accessory emanating from Kashmir.

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Fuchsia Jardin Antoinette Ivory Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

The shawls in the Marie Antoinette shawl collection are truly one-of-a-kind. They represent a very real chance to make a fashion statement whilst retaining a sense of connection with the fabulous history of Europe and Kashmir. These two epic lands have fused together to represent a very perfect union of two very distinct but accomplished cultures. Through the fusion of fashion both cultures have in a way, become inseparable.

Consider the Marie Antoinette collection a gift from the Kashmir Company to the women who appreciate the subtle but luxurious aspects of high-fashion. Wear any piece from the collection and you’ll take your place among the great fashion elites of Europe and the world.

And when you are asked about your shawl (this will happen a lot, we feel), just remember that it’s a chance to display your connection to the cultural heritage of Kashmir and Europe. Don’t hesitate let people know you are wearing a shawl from the “Marie Antoinette Collection.”

 

You can browse the entire collection by clicking here

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Jardin d’or Antoinette Ivory Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

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Oeillet Rose Jardin Antoinette Noir Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

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Vignes en Fleurs Aloe Antoinette Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

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Vignes en Fleurs Port Bleu Antoinette Shawl – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

You can browse the entire collection by clicking here

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Two Sisters or On the Terrace is an 1881 oil-on-canvas painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The title Two Sisters (French: Les Deux Sœurs) was given to the painting by Renoir, and the title On the Terrace (French: Sur la terrasse) — by its first owner Paul Durand-Ruel.

 

The impressionists left an indelible mark on fine art and no one impressionist painter was able to do this on a grand scale like Pierre-Auguste Renoir. His On the Terrace, oil on canvas, 1881 sits as one of the most enduring pieces from the artistic bravery of the time and if you’ve been blessed to see it in person then you no doubt have an appreciation for his work. This is the backdrop for the fabulous pieces in the Kashmir Seasons Renoir collection of shawls and scarves.

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“I refuse to paint the world black,” declares Pierre-Auguste Renoir (the great French actor Michel Bouquet) in “Renoir,” Gilles Bourdos’s compassionate late-life portrait of this French Impressionist painter.

 

Inspired by the travels of the company’s founder, the Renoir dream shawl collection is a display of the fusion of the timeless and artistic qualities of the great painter, with the boundless artistic brilliance of Kashmiri artisans. These artisans have been creating fashion nirvana for the world for hundreds of years. No less than Napoleon Bonaparte selected Kashmiri shawls as gifts for his wife—the beautiful and sophisticated Empress Josephine. These timeless pieces are now yours to choose from.

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Garden Glade Renoirs Dream Kashmir Shawl – Renoir’s Dream Shawl Collection – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

The artistic lines of reality have been blurred quite deliberately with this collection. You see the founder wants you to have an almost magical experience from wearing one of these shawls. His travels to the world famous Louvre and Legion of Honor in France taught him the value and the power of art and fashion. This power can now be yours. Imagine having that life changing experience that comes with wearing a piece of fashion brilliance which gives you instant credibility with all you come in contact with. Imagine being the centre of attraction at your next dinner party. Why, all you have to say when you are asked about your shawl or scarf is one word: Renoir!

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Garden Glade Renoirs Dream Shawl – Renoir’s Dream Shawl Collection – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

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Capri Breeze Renoirs Dream Shawl – Renoir’s Dream Shawl Collection – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

The colors in the collection would make Renoir proud. From rich cobalts to delightful and delectable orange, you are guaranteed to have a visual and aesthetic feast, the likes you may not have seen in fashion for quite a long time. But these shawls and scarves are much more than that. They are a dedication to the centuries-old art of Kashmiri shawl-making and the inspired quest for luxury and passion. Qualities we are sure define your tastes and reality. What better way to honor those traits than with the art and embroidery which inform each piece in the Renoir shawl and scarf collection.

 

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Celestial Ivory Garden Renoirs Dream Shawl – Renoir’s Dream Shawl Collection – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

From now on your wardrobe will have a new lease on life; a breath taking hold on the world of high fashion. Enchant your audience and woo any crowd with a piece from this collection.

 

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Celestial Blue Garden Renoirs Dream Shawl – Renoir’s Dream Shawl Collection – Seasons – Kashmir Company

 

Click here to browse the Renoir’s Dream Shawl and Scarf collection >>>

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Secret Garden Shawl Collection 1024x768 The Secret Garden Collection: Add a Dash of Magic to Your WardrobeFrances Hodgon Burnett wrote the classic that would later become the Secret Garden, the British film that captured hearts in 1993 and which is now firmly established as a cult classic.

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The Secret Garden is a 1993 British film based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

It’s a story of love, renewal, enchantment, compassion and discovery. But more than that it’s a story of the magical and transformational power of love and if you’ve seen it we are sure you’ll agree. This enchanting piece of cinema is the unique inspiration for the Secret Garden Shawl Collection.

The founder of the Kashmir Company believes and is inspired to evoke powerful and positive memories through the timeless pieces of art that are created. This is no different and with the Secret Garden Shawl collection the emphasis is renewal and enchantment.

This renewal and enchantment has been skilfully etched in the Parisian motifs and pastel colors—characteristics that help define a cosmopolitan and sophisticated you. You are after all, a woman for all seasons and all time—you are timeless, sophisticated, beautiful and enchanting and so nothing will compliment you more than the fabulous, draping joy that comes with wearing a shawl from the Secret Garden collection.

Spring is just around the corner and if you enjoy the crisp breeze and tantalizing scents of this beautiful time then you’ll appreciate the theme of renewal and freshness that comes with the Secret Garden collection. Each piece has been enriched with the skill and artistry that is unique to Kashmir; each piece has been embroidered with the timeless skill and mastery of artisans that have honed a craft more than 300 years old. We want you to be a part of that history, that story, that tale that is now the preserve of kings and their queens, aristocrats and their wives.

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Sage Secret Garden Kashmir Shawl – Secret Garden Collection

 

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Azure Blue Ivory Secret Garden Kashmir Shawl – Secret Garden Collection

 

The Secret Garden Shawl collection has within it a deep and enriching promise which we hope will deliver in spades. We want your spring outings to match the natural and enchanting spirit of the time. Whether you choose the peaceful yet moving blue design, or the fiery and passionate red, you can be assured of selecting something special and magical.

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Aurora Secret Garden Kashmir Shawl – Secret Garden Collection

 

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Glacier Secret Garden Kashmir Shawl – Secret Garden Collection

 

Create your own secret garden today. Click here to browse this enchanting collection Secret Garden Collection.

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