Breathtakingly beautiful and highly prized Persian and Kashmiri rugs and carpets have made their way to homes around the world from this charming boutique. Hand woven and hand knotted to perfection in vibrant natural colours and intricate patterns, the range includes Qum, Kashan and Kashmiri carpets – woven from 100% pure silk; and Tabriz, Isafahan and Nain – blended with the finest wool.
The boutique is also renowned for its premium quality pashmina shawls. Made from Himalayan Mountain Goat wool, regarded as the softest, lightest and warmest of fibres ever known, the shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered with intricate Kashmiri embroidery. The Galerie also has the famous ‘ring pashminas’ – shawls so light and fine that they can be drawn through a thumb ring.
Kashmiri Jamawar shawls, which skilfully capture the glory and the colours of nature on the finest cashmere wool, are another speciality of Galerie Hamadan. The design, like tapestry, is woven by wooden pegs into the very fabric of the cloth and flows across the entire length of the shawl.
The boutique also offers traditional Kashmiri jackets and beautiful kaftans in an array of colours and designs, from soft and subtle to bright and brilliant. Inlaid with rich embroidery and brocade work, the stylish ethnic jackets and kaftans have become an exotic part of mainstream fashion.
For homemakers or those looking for extraordinary gifts, the boutique’s needlework bedspreads and tablecloths portray multicoloured traditional patterns on quality wool fabric. Other specialities include delicately thread-patterned cushion covers and table napkins.
The boutique offers a custom made carpet and shawl service as well as local and international delivery, cleaning of carpets and pashminas and after sales repair.
Galerie Hamadan still uses the purest vegetable and organic dyes and colours instead of readily available synthetic dyes that are less complex and labour intensive as well as cheaper? Environmentally friendly vegetable dyes offer a richer palette of colour and age with a warm, pleasing patina.