Pashmina is the Indian/Persian name for
cashmere, which is collected in the high plateau regions of Kashmir, Nepal and
the central plains of Inner Mongolia.
Cashmere is the down of the Capra Hircus goat, which is
found at elevations of 14,000 feet and above, where temperatures rarely rise
above minus 30 degrees centigrade in winter. Pashmina is the goat's soft
underbelly down, which lies under the coarse outer hair. Each goat produces only
about 3 ounces or 90 grams of cashmere wool each year. One woven Pashmina shawl
requires the fiber from three goats.
What is the difference
between pashmina & cashmere?
absolutely no difference between the two. Pashmina is the Indian/Persian word
for cashmere. The word "cashmere" is derived from the Kashmir region of India,
whereas Pashmina is the original name for the same fiber.
the different grades of cashmere?
available in several grades, including "Grade-A", "Grade-B" and so on. We offer
only the highest quality cashmere products made with "Grade-A" cashmere. The
best grade of cashmere is 14-15.5 microns in diameter and all the pashmina and
cashmere products that we offer are made with this very fine grade of
Pashmina & Silk Shawls, Wraps and
Pure Pashmina Shawls and Wraps
Cashmere Scarves, Robes & Throws
3 and 4 ply
2 and 4 ply
Cashmere Blankets & Overcoats
Cashmere Hats, Gloves & Socks
The pashminas with silk are woven with silk running the length
of the weave, and cashmere on the width of the weave. Hand-weaving gives the
shawl its distinctive character and produces its slender drape, elegant silk
sheen, and soft, delicate feel. It';s no wonder the shawl has become a fashion
This weave, combining silk and Pashmina, was first produced in
the 15th century, and has been hand made in India and Nepal ever since.
The content of our pashminas with silk blends ranges from 65% to
70% pashmina with 30% to 35% silk. Shawl-making in Nepal and India is not a
science but an art—a craft involving many hand processes. As such, the exact
content of Pashmina and silk may vary slightly from shawl to shawl.
the fringe like on your shawls, scarves & throws?
All our pashmina shawls, wraps, scarves and throws have tassels at
both ends. The tassels are about 3" to 4" long and are twisted and knotted at
the end. The length of the tassels in not included in the given dimensions of
The 4 Ply cashmere scarves, as well as, the cashmere plaid
scarves have a 3" straight fringe at each end, which is neither twisted nor
knotted at the end.
How do I
care for my pashmina and cashmere products?
recommend dry cleaning all pashmina and cashmere products. For more information
on how to care for cashmere products, please click