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Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey to Excellence by Bruna Rotunno

Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey to Excellence


Baby Cashmere: The Long Journey to Excellence by Bruna Rotunno

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

16th August 2010


Bruna Rotunno

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184 pages


Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Textile design & theory
Photographs: collections



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