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“Pashmina” is another word for finest Cashmere, the softest and warmest fiber in the world. Hand Woven Pashmina/Cashmere Shawls & Scarves come from the undercoat of the Himalayan mountain goat, “Capra Hircus” reared in high altitudes in the Himalayas. No material is softer or warmer.

Pashmina/Cashmere is precious not only for its luxury, but its scarcity as well. It can only be collected in the spring when the goats naturally shed their winter coats and each animal yields only 3-8 ounces per year. No animal in harmed in the process of collection.

In the 18th Century, the Moghul Emperors in India had these Pashmina, Cashmere Wool and Chinese Silk yarns blended to derive the royal fabric, which has natural warmth, softness and elegant sheen. These hand woven Shawls were acknowledged and highly priced by Royalties in Nepal, India & World and it is integral part of Royal Women Trousseau, which have been worn & treasured down generation to generation.

The standard “Pashmina/Cashmere Shawl” seen gracing the shoulders of so many of the world’s most stylish women is a blend of Cashmere and silk or Pure Cashmere. The silk adds as beautiful sheen as well strength. Different weaving houses weave different blends. We choose to make ours in 70/30 Cashmere and finer Silk, as it gives Cashmere the most buttery soft hand and at the same time maintained the integrity of Cashmere in the Cashmere Products. The higher percentage of Cashmere keeps our shawl light and truly season less, something you will reach again and again. Any time of the year.