What is Pashmina?
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Pashmina is the best cashmere wool luxuriously natural fiber pleasures to wear. It is the rarest, lightest and warmest of the commercial natural fibers. No other textile provides the softness, Comfort and elegance of Pashmina. It comes from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus goat , in the remote regions of the Himalayas, 14,000 feet or above sea level.
These goats grow a thin, inner coat of hair that insulates them during the long, harsh winters of the Himalayas. This inner coat is called Pashmina. Each Pashmina hair is approximately 1/6th the diameter of human hair. The annual growth of three goats is required to produce one Pashmina shawl. However, these goats are not harmed in the process of producing Pashmina shawl, as it is collected after being shed naturally.
The Pashmina Making Process
Pashmina fibers is hand-woven by skilled Nepali craftsmen in to wonderful shawls. The making process is pain-staking, artistic and time consuming process. Therefore the quality and the price of Pashmina products are incomparable to other garments or fibers as it takes many man hours to complete, from the combing of the goat to collect the fur through to hand weaving, dying and finishing. So you can almost say every shawl is unique. We weave all our shawls in Kathmandu, Nepal with great care, in traditional handloom and dyeing with our own experience dying master.
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