A forlorn scholar travels to a faraway land.
Climbing the cold mountain top, he falters in the cold
Seeking shelter in the caves, he finds a highland goat,
Never has he witnessed such sheen & soft fur,
He scoops up a bit and puts his seamstress to work.
She weaves her magic and makes him soft silken socks
He goes the all-mighty monarch, offers a present so delicate,
The emperor impressed.
Gives birth to the magnificent pashmina.
If you are a scarf lover, you may have already heard how the cashmere pashmina was discovered. While history mentioned this authentic scarf maybe once or twice; its significance got noted after ancient Persian scholar Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani found the mountain goat breed Changthangi. He had gifted the then monarch of Kashmir, Zayn-ul-Abidin with pashmina socks. Impressed with its soft texture, the king issued orders to develop the schal industry.
That was the beginning of a new era. Pashminas have been evergreen, since the beginning of the 15th century, the utility and glamour of pashmina only sky-rocketed. Today from weddings, to soirees to school night-outs, women of all ages are seen donning this pristine scarf.
From various utilities today, let’s discover few intrinsic qualities of your favourite cashmere pashminas.
- Pashmina fur originates from the underbelly of Changthangi goats, found in the highlands of Kashmir. These goats shed their coat each spring, and hence the indigenous workers collect the fur at the beginning of the year. After that, the wool is washed, dried, dyed and handspun into these pristine scarves.
- A pure pashmina shawl has a diameter of 15-19 microns, which is 6 times thinner than a human hair.
- A pashmina even though is soft and lightweight, can keep a person warm in temperature as low as -40 degrees C.
Cashmere pashminas at our store –
Providing customers with authentic cashmere pashminas for ages, we make sure to offer the best prices for each exquisite shawl. Don our hand-woven shawls in all their glory and we assure you it’ll bequeath you the best compliments.
Check our online store and find a plethora of colours, patterns and intricate cashmere pashmina shawls.
Our guide to picking & cleaning your cashmere pashmina!
If you aim to buy 100% genuine cashmere, then pick a reliable store and opt for one which is imported from Nepal. These are of the exclusive stock. Additionally, check your shawl for fluffs & frill. Pure pashminas do not contain them.
If you’re looking for a silk & pashmina blend, we recommend 70/30 blend of pashmina & silk. This combination is the best as it doesn’t fuzz much.
- For keeping your expensive shawl clean, follow these guidelines.
- Occasionally dry-clean your pashmina to maintain its glamour.
- For removing instant stains, spot treat it directly with baby shampoo.
- Use either Castillo soap or detergent with normal or low Ph.
- Do not brush your cashmere pashmina often to keep it soft; it’ll merely wear out your shawl quickly.
An important note –
Cashmere isn’t pashmina; instead, it’s a trademark used by companies to denote that the exclusive shawl belongs to the company alone. Fearing the popularity of pashminas as a product of the East; most companies asserted this term cashmere to stop the entry of these shawls to the west by their definitions.