Our Story

Shawls have been woven in Kashmir and Ladakh for hundreds of years and it is wonderful for us to be able to continue an old traditional handicraft and be able to make such soft shawls from natural fibres from Cashmere and Pashmina Goats. Cashmere and Pashmina are the fine undercoat fibres produced by Cashmere and Pashmina Goats (Cupra Hircus), animals that live in the mountainous region of Kashmir and Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. Due to the extremely cold winters the Cashmere and Pashmina Goats have developed an undercoat of remarkably thin hair fibres, which act as an insulator and keep the animals warm in the icy cold temperatures of winter. The finely embroidered shawls with rich designs are the hallmark of Kashmiri craftsmanship.
Keeping with the traditional ways of weaving and embroidery, we at Cottage Emporium Leh have set new trends by including modern designs and yet keeping the authenticity of the old traditions.


Our Mission

Established in 1976 Cottage Emporium Leh has grown over the years into a well respected and prominent manufacturer, exporter, wholesaler and supplier of a large range of Cashmere and Pashmina shawls, stoles, mufflers, kani jamawar shawls and hand embroidered shawls. All are woven from the best quality yarns and are well received and liked by our clients worldwide. As well as shawls we also have the best 100% handmade hand knotted silk on silk carpets and a huge collection of hand chosen tribal carpets and kilims from all over Asia. With dedicated and knowledgeable staff that spans two generations we offer personal service to all our customers, both in our shop in Leh or online ...