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"Pashmina" is the Persian word meaning finest wool fibre, Pashmina shawls were originally shawls hand spun, woven and embroidered in Kashmir, and made from fine cashmere fiber. This fiber is also known as pashm or pashmina. Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls are known for its softness. Pashmina yarn is spun from the hair of the ibex found at 14,000 ft above the sea level, Every summer, Himalayan farmers climb the mountains to comb the fine woolen undercoat from the neck and chest of, himalayan mountain pashm, not to be confused with the endangered Tibetan antelope that is killed to produce shatoosh shawls. To survive the freezing 14,000 ft-altitude environment, grows a unique, incredibly soft pashm, inner coat, six times finer than human hair. Because it is only 14-19 microns in diameter, it cannot be spun by machines, so the downy wool is hand-woven into shawls.


Different types of cashmere Pashmina Shawls made from top quality raw material, Pure Pashmina is expensive but mixed Pashmina with wool is less expensive. Kashmiri pashmina silk shawls are world widely praised for their unmatched quality & various kind of embroideries Art or hook embroidery.The most popular pashmina fabric is a 70% pashmina/30% silk blend, but 50/50 is also common. The 70/30 is tightly woven, has an elegant sheen and drapes nicely, but is still quite soft and light-weight. Pashmina 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").

Pashmina Care

With regular care Pashmina stoles or shawls will maintain its outlook , increase in softness and long lasting. We advise our client not to ask softness more than required and not to believe that have more soft is right quality. Brushing makes soft and feels thicker but leads to pilling (balling up) and wears out easily.

Always use cold water and hand wash with low pH or normal pH shampoo or pure castillc soap. We also advice to our client not to use dry cleaned,not to add any chemical like bleaching and never use hot water more than 50 degree Celsius. After washing remove the excess water by hand press and lay out on the plane surface. For restore the finishing lay on the table and cover with butter paper and press with hot iron.