Baby Cashmere : The Long Journey of Excellence Hardback
by Loro Piana
The illustrated story of a journey that Loro Piana goes on every year through remote, unspoiled lands to purchase an extremely precious fibre.
Mongolia is a vast expanse of land between China and Russia.
Its unspoilt terrain is battered by sudden sandstorms, and for 257 days a year no rain falls.
A travel across this country is a genuine adventure.
For more than ten thousand years Mongolia's uplands have been home to the Hircus goat.
This curious animal, which is cared for by a mainly nomadic population of goat-herders, hides a genuine treasure under its outer coat: the warm, fine, ultra-soft luxury fibre that is cashmere.
Baby Cashmere is an extremely precious fibre exclusively obtained from the underfleece of Hircus goat kids, which is gathered by means of a delicate and completely harmless combining procedure that is only done once in a goat's life, before the kids are 12 months old.
It takes the fleece of 19 kids to make just one pullover.
Nature lovers, fine-photography aficionados, armchair travellers alike will appreciate this fascinating exploration under endless skies and over golden deserts in search of the ultimate in genuine quality.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages, Illustrated in colour throughout
- Publisher: Skira
- Publication Date: 16/08/2010
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9788857203690