Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey to Excellence

by Bruna Rotunno

Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey to Excellence Synopsis

This is 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 Mongolias 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 goats 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9788857203690
Publication date: 16th August 2010
Author: Bruna Rotunno
Publisher: Skira
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Textile design & theory, Photographs: collections,

About Bruna Rotunno

Bruna Rotunno is a photographer who loves to capture the soul in all the images she shoots, from landscapes to advertising.

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