Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Gingham Pashminas - from Mypashmina.co.uk

 Gingham Pashminas


Brigitte Bardot famously wore a pink gingham dress when she got married. This started a trend which caused a shortage of this fabric in France.

We have 10 colours of Gingham cashmere pashminas in stock. They are 70% cashmere and 30% silk, measuring either 70x200cm or 45x200cm.

A little history.... (from wikipedia)

The name may originate from Malay genggang, meaning 'ajar, separate'.

Alternately, it is speculated that the fabric now known as gingham may have been made at Guingamp, a town in Brittany, France, and that the fabric may be named after the town.

Some sources say that the name came into English via Dutch.

When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century, gingham was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern.

From the mid-18th century, when it was being produced in the mills of Manchester, England, it started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns (often blue and white).

Checked gingham became more common over time, though striped gingham was still available in the late Victorian period.

The equivalent in the French language is the noun vichy, from the town of Vichy in France.

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