It has been one year since I decided to start this blog. My first post was about traditional costume of my homeland, Belarus. Being so much interested in ethnic stuff I enjoy writing posts about traditional clothes and jewelry. At the same time I really have fun sharing my personal outfits with other women. One of the best things that came with blogging is all the amazing women that I got to know. Thank you for being there!
Here are the year's most viewed posts:
"ethnic" theme Such different Indian brides
"my outfits" theme Anarkali dress
To celebrate the blog's first anniversary and to thank all my readers from around the globe for just being there, I decided to hold an international giveaway. I wanted the prize would be something connected with my blog's theme, something ethnic. And as I live in Nepal right now, it has to be something Nepalese. And what is the best thing that one can get from Nepal? Of course, it is pashmina.Pashmina is made from the wool of the Himalayan Mountain goat, locally known as Chyangra. This goat is generally found between altitudes of twelve thousand to fourteen thousand feet above sea level, in the mountains of Nepal, India and Pakistan. These goats develop a thin inner coat in winter which they shed during spring. Each hair is twelve to fourteen microns thick which is about one-sixth of the human hair. This unique inner coat of hair serves as material for pashmina. From a distance a shawl made of pashmina looks like any ordinary shawl made of fine wool. But in touch it has exquisite fine texture and is almost weightless. The warmth it provides can hardly be compared with any other type of wool fabric. Most of the available pashmina in Nepal is woven by hand in local hand-looms.
So, the winner will get a hand-weaved 100% pashmina scarf. As it is still warm here I couldn't demonstrate the ways of draping it myself but here are a few examples from the net.
To enter the giveaway, you must be a follower of my blog (GFC, Blogloving or Google+). If you want to get additional entry like my page on Facebook. Then leave a comment to this post. If you are new here, make sure that you are reachable: either write your e-mail address or your blog's URL. The giveaway is open internationally until the 25th of October. The winner will be determined by lucky draw and will be able to choose either beige or burgundy colour.