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cashmere, cashmere wool

fine, downy hair fiber from the Kashmiri goat.
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It was during this time that Prince Firouz Schah, wandering sadly and hopelessly from place to place, arrived in a large city of India, where he heard a great deal of talk about the Princess of Bengal who had gone out of her senses, on the very day that she was to have been married to the Sultan of Cashmere.
For some time she was too enchanted to speak, and Prince Firouz Schah took advantage of her silence to explain to her all that had occurred, his despair at watching her disappear before his very eyes, the oath he had sworn to follow her over the world, and his rapture at finally discovering her in the palace at Cashmere.
The Prince of Persia left the room at the same time, and asked if he might be allowed humbly to inquire by what means the Princess of Bengal had reached Cashmere, which was so far distant from her father's kingdom, and how she came to be there alone.
Springing lightly up behind the lady, he leaned forward and turned the peg, and as the horse darted up into the air, he cried aloud so that his words were heard by all present, "Sultan of Cashmere, when you wish to marry princesses who have sought your protection, learn first to gain their consent.
Unlike many of the affordable cashmeres around, Gap's cashmere is a 100% pure fibre rather than being a blend and they are particularly pleased with the quality.
The cashmere is hand-picked from only the most exclusive vintage cashmeres, then re-assembled to create sweaters for women, men and children.
A Burning Torch Favorite: Recycled Eco Chic Cashmere Collection
On the catwalks designers used sumptous fabrics for everyday garments, from silks to sheepskins, cashmeres to leathers.
Two more affordable ones are this lilac one, pounds 169, Cashmere Company: 01525 280 888; and a mauve one, pounds 99, from Gabriela Ligenza: 0436 778 879.