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Cashmere Shawls are high-fashion garments in Europe and Other overseas countries from years. Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, and sometimes known as Pashmina wool, is fine in texture, and it is also strong, light, soft and extremely warm to wear. The original undyed or natural colors of cashmere pashmina wool are various shades of grey, brown and white.

The shawls made in Kashmir occupy a pre-eminent place among textile products. The Cashmere shawl is characterized by its soft fibers & the elaboration of its design, in which the "cone" pattern is a prominent feature, and by the glowing harmony, brilliance, depth, and enduring qualities of its colours. The basis of these excellences is found in the very fine, soft, short, flossy under-wool, called pashm or pashmina, found on the shawl-goat, a variety of Capra hircus.

Apart from shape and pattern, there are only two main types:
(I) loomwoven shawls :called tiliwalla, tilikar or kani kar - sometimes woven in one piece, but more often in small segments which are. sewn together with such precision that the sewing is quite imperceptible.
(2) embroidered shawls:amlikar - in which over a ground of plain pashmina is worked by needle a minute and elaborate beautiful patterns.

Source of the fibre :
Cashmere or Pashmina wool fiber for clothing and other textile articles is obtained from the Cashmere domestic goat. The goat (Capra hircus laniger) is a mammal belonging to the subfamily Caprinae of the family Bovidae. The goats produce a double fleece consisting of the fine, soft undercoat or underdown of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. In order for the fine under down to be sold and processed further, it must first be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair and after de-hairing the resulting "cashmere" is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn, fabrics and garments.

Cashmere or pashmina are available in pure form or as blends with silk (silk cashmere), linen (linen cashmere), or just about anything possible.The key is to buy from reliable sources, who can can be trusted on their statements about the content and composition of the cashmere like kashmir Mart.

Cashmere Products :
Pashmina Shawls, Pashmina Stoles, Cashmere Scarves, Wrap, Throw and Knitted Cashmere products. Cashmere accessories are available in a range of sizes, from "scarf" (12" x 60") to "wrap" or "stole" (28" x 80") to full sized shawl (36" x 80").