Handknitted Orenburg shawl - white 110cm x 110cm (Q2- daisy field)These shawls are unrivalled in quality and originality of patterns. They are elastic, durable and extra warm. They have elegance, fitness and beauty making them true works of art.This type of finely knit, down-hair lace shawl originated in the Orenburg area about 250 years ago, in the 18th century. The Orenburg region of Russia is famous for its shawls, known as Orenburg shawls/scarves/ "Orenburgskyi Platok" in Russian. In the English-speaking world, they are often called "wedding ring shawls" because, although the shawls are quite large, a shawl knit in the traditional fashion is so fine that it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
The down hair of Orenburg goats is the thinnest in the world – 16-18 micrometres. Products made of Orenburg down hair are therefore especially soft and fine. The thinness of hair is partly due to the severe snowy winters of the Ural mountain steppes, along with particular qualities of feed and living conditions. The Orenburg goat breed can only be reared in the Orenburg Region. Despite being so fine, the fibre is very durable, more than wool.
Healing properties: Goat down is not just a fashion statement or a gift it is known to prevent rheumatic conditions and soothe achy joints. Goat down is also non-allergenic.
Beautiful Hand Knitted Orenburg Shawl made from Goat Down