How Pashmina Shawls Are Made

Pashmina Shawls also the Persian name “pašmina”, “made from wool” and literally translates to ” Soft Gold ” in Kashmir ( A beautiful place in North India known for its beauty and wonderful snow mountains ). Pashmina Shawl came to be known as 'Cashmere' in the west after this fibre was being encountered by the Europeans in Kashmir. The facts of the Cashmere goat; namely the Changthangi or Kashmir Pashmina goat from the Changthang Plateau and also in the Kashmir region, the Malra from Kargil area in Kashmir region, the Chegu . In the mid-1990s a craze for pashminas resulted in high demand for pashminas, hence these demand exceeded supply.from Himachal Pradesh in northern India, and not forgetting the Chyangara or Nepalese Pashmina goat from the distinct breeds is actually from where this wool comes from. However, the founder of the pashmina industry is traditionally held to be the 15th century ruler of Kashmir, Zayn-ul-Abidin, who introduced weavers from Central AsiaBeing woven in Kashmir and Nepal these shawls are actually hand spun from the Cashmere fibre. These woven shawls in what is now India have been worn as the Indus Valley Civilisation.and  been worn by the royalty and the elites in the region for centuries and also being the addition to the wealthy and rich women’s dowry in India and Nepal being a status of symbol in the east.

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from the mountain goat (Capra hircus). These Pashmina Shawl are hand-processed and woven into products such as shawls and wraps, scarves and wraps, wraps, throws, stoles, etc, which are also one of the latest style. Pashmina products are made only in Kashmir and more recently in Nepal where the industry has seen a surge in production. Kashmir hand made pashmina shawl is 100% pashmina because the thread is hand spun, whereas machine made can be mixed easily with simple wool and acrylic.s. Both pashmina and cashmere are derived from the mountain goat (Capra hircus). The only difference between the pashmina and generic cashmere is the fibre diameter. Pashmina fibres are finer and thinner (12–15 microns) than generic cashmere fibre (15–19 microns) and therefore ideal for making lightweight apparel like fine scarves. As the fibre diameter is very low, pashmina has to be hand-processed and woven into products such as shawls, scarves, wraps, throws, stoles, etc. However, the quality of a finished shawl is not solely dependent on the fibre diameter of the wool but also on the craftsmen's skills. Today, however, the word "Pashmina" is used indiscriminately, and many scarves made from natural or synthetic fiber are sold under the name "Pashmina", creating confusion in the market. The exorbitant price of a pashmina shawls is due to the amount of expert craftsmanship that goes into creating each shawl and the rarity of the pashmina wool – the wool is used in an authentic Kashmiri pashmina comes from the Changthangi breed of the Capra hircus goat and this breed constitutes less than 0.1% of global cashmere production. In the spring (the moulting season), the Pashmina goats naturally shed their under fleece, which regrows in winter.

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The Pashmina goat or Changthangi as it's called in Kashmir, sheds its winter coat every spring. This under fleece is collected by combing the goat, not by shearing, as in other fine wools. Unlike other Cashmere goats, the Pashmina goat not only feeds on the grass but also the roots of the grass. The traditional producers of Pashmina Wool in the Ladakh region of Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir are a tribe known as the Changpa. They are a nomadic people and inhabit the Changthang plateau of the Kashmir region, which has the lowest altitude of 13,500 feet above the sea level and the winter temperature drops to −40 degree Celsius. The raw Pashmina wool is transported to the valley of Kashmir in northern India, where it is entirely hand processed. All steps from combing (removing impurities and guard hair, and aligning fibers) and spinning, to weaving and finishing, are entirely carried out by hand by specialized craftsmen and women. The old district of Srinagar, capital of Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir is the major centre of Pashmina fabric production. Pashmina accessories are available in a range of sizes, from "scarf" 12 in × 60 in (0.30 m × 1.52 m) to "wrap" or "stole" 28 in × 80 in (0.71 m × 2.03 m) to full sized shawl 36 in × 80 in (0.91 m × 2.03 m) and in rare cases, "Macho" 12 ft × 12 ft (3.7 m × 3.7 m).

Pashmina Shawls and Wraps is a rather gauzy, open weave, as the fibre cannot tolerate high tension. 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. Some manufacturers use the term pashmina to describe an ultra fine cashmere fiber; others use the term to describe a blend of cashmere and silk. The FTC encourages manufacturers and sellers of products described as pashmina to explain to consumers, on a hangtag, for example, what they mean by the term. Now that we already know almost a lot about Pashmina, let’s see how this wool brings a difference in your life though known for the softness and warmth. So if you are going on a vacation and have forgot to buy one of these. Trust me! this is one of the only things you will miss on that entire journey, especially ladies with a touch of sensation. Now whats left to flaunt about when you are actually wearing one of these beautiful travel wraps, and stoles in vibrant colours, maybe around the neck or around the shoulders and acting as a protection from the sun for your beautiful skin, being so light as feathers as if you were wearing nothing at all. Not only does it take care of the times in summer, but also in the winters where these shawls will actually give you the warmth in a cold breezy night making you feel comfortable in the arms of someone close. Now  talking about the Pashmina, colours are always beautiful to the eye and to suit your style, however when it comes to black, hmmm..let me tell you, whether it would be a night party or maybe a night on a date, women’s would actually go crazy and opt for the Black Pashnima something phenomenal and envying and actually making the ones feel left for the reasons of “ Why they couldn’t get one of their own”. There is a lot to say and state about Women's Shawls and Wraps.the style that was meant to bring elegance saw the true light at the Royal  wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan  Markle. People present at the wedding, almost most of them were seen wearing the Pashnima Shawl and in different colours, specially the blue colour which was elegant and eye catching. Owing a Pashnima shawl would be a great honour at any parties. Creations of certain things created for the body and to please the mind is what this creation is all about. The Pashmina shawls is all about glory and destiny. So now embrace your destiny on your shoulders or on your  neck and feel enchanted all the road you walk only making others dream of the possession you have and they don’t. Hence do not hesitate and go for the wide availability of the Pashnimas at the one and only Pashnimas and Wraps one of the best in its kind and feel enchanted all the way. Though Pashmina Shawl is Royal but not pricey, it would be a delight to buy one of these. The feel of these amazing wear would make you feel great and cared. Also gifting this to any near and dear would bring a smile on the face of that person. So now just imagine yourself wearing one of these and you would automatically feel the pride of being honoured and loved. Pasnima shawls… a pride and a stlye being defined in its own ways.

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