• Kashmir Rose

Reviving the Art of Kashmir

July 30, 2013

Aliyah Pandolfi is the founder and CEO of Kashmir World Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Great Falls. In May 2013, Pandolfi launched a project under the name of Kashmir-Rose, in which she sold handmade clothing at the Great Falls Community Farmers Market, with a goal of helping to revive fine Kashmir arts and return them to modern style. The Kashmir shawl was first introduced to the West when Napoleon Bonaparte presented his wife, Empress Josephine, with a gift of luxury. Thereafter, the Kashmir shawl was considered an expression of love, fashion and status among European nobility. Under decades of war and occupation, the artists’ ability to market their products diminished. Through Kashmir-Rose, the great art of Kashmir is reborn. To support Kashmir-Rose products and projects, please visit the Great Falls Community Farmers Market on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., online at www.kashmir-rose.com, or at Bed Headers Home, located in the Great Falls Village Center. Profits from the sale of the products support education, training, job creation and environmental protection programs in Kashmir. Anyone interested in hosting an art gallery for Kashmir-Rose should contact Pandolfi at aliyah@kashmir-rose.com

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