Princess Kashmir Rose Visits Foxcroft School for the final Presentation
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Wintermission at Foxcroft started with a the girls hanging the Shades of Kashmir Rose posters throughout the classroom walls.
Princess Aliyah shared the story behind Kashmir Rose. Her passion to education students and change the lives of people and wildlfie alike! Through out this process she is able to also preserve the art and share the history behind this legacy of the Kashmir Shawls.
Students were then divided into three Teams, each with a mission. Two teams went off to demonstarte how Empress Josephine took the Kashmir Shawl and transfomed it into a beautiful gown. One Team was selected to judge the teams on the designs and provide positive feedback.
Meet Team 1 and their idea of how Empress Josephine must have made her dress.
Team 2 added a very Ms. Statue of Liberty style to their idea of Empress Josephine's dress from her painting in 1806.
The Judges, Team 3, were well prepared to ask questions and make positive feedback. The concluded both Teams had some interesting ideas and ways on incorporating the Kashmir Shawl into a fabulous dress for ladies of hight status without having to cut or sew the shawl.
Having had the chance to studay art, history, fashion and little bit of design the students moved on to learning about the difference between the two types of embrodiery and the different thread counts used to make cashmere shawls. Sozni is a fine embroidered only done by Master Artisans who can work in symmetry and fine detail whereas aari embroidery is mastered using a crochet like hook. Giving the piece a more fluid and denser feel. Look for their video discussion on our youtube channel.
The day ended with energized and excited students who are ready to learn more about the legacy of the Kashmir Shawls. A very special thanks to their teacher Ms. Karin Thorndike for giving Kashmir Rose Team a chance to work with such a wonder group of students at Foxcroft School.