Anko – Natural Cream Embroidery
one touch is enough to fall in love.
- 100% handspun and handwoven
- 100% fine, sustainable cashmere (from Ladakh)
- Fully handembroidered by Kashmiri women in the period of 4-10 months
- Made with love in Kashmir
- One shawl = one life changing gift - for details see projects
- Dry clean only - for details see love & care
Kashmiri embroidery qualifies as the finest crafts(wo)manship passed on through generations dating back to the late 14th century. It was the Persian royalty that brought this embroidery technique called sozni (small needle) to Kashmir. Embroidering on cashmere is not only tricky because of the very fine breakable fibers but requires enormous amount of patience with fine hands. Watching the ustads (master artisans), mostly women and girls, at work is like meditation where their fingers barely move with truly breathtaking results.
Our collection of modern embroidery, including our best-selling moon collection, inspired by the chand rumal, a standard accessory of the Mughal emperors, are our attempts to preserve the intricate traditional Kashmiri embroidery with a modern context. The playful weaves and colors merged with the nature inspired themes transport the wearer to a place of opulence and elegance where artistry can be found in every moment.
Our range of embroidered shawls, mostly done by women in outskirt villages of Srinagar, as part of our enabling Kashmiri women artisans program, take anywhere between 4 to 14 months to finish one single product, depending on the intricacy of the design. We can sum up our embroidery collection as authentic pieces of art, that withstand the test of time and trends – an ethereal gift to be passed down generations.
Sale of every pink maharani product results in a direct impact on two children projects in India. With every purchase, one school-going girl’s menstruation and hygiene is tended to with a year’s free supply of sanitary napkins for regular usage accompanied with regular education workshop that also discuss also reproductive health. Due to the limited awareness and access to such information every one in four girls drop out of school. For more information read projects.
delivery & return
Fast, safe and reliable delivery matters to us.
Deliveries are made by major shipping companies or by the local country postal service.
Depending on the destination, packages may also be insured by the courier service.
- Free shipping & flexible returns
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