Genuine 100% Cashmere Pashmina shawl. Hand woven with hand spun yarn, by artisans in Kashmir. Amazingly light, soft and warm.
Pashmina locally known as "Lena Cashmere" comes from a particular type of goat called Changra that lives in the high altitude regions of Ladakh in northern India and in neighbouring Tibet, at a height of over 5000 metres. Nature has provided the goats with their thick undercoat to protect them from the extreme cold of winter. They are raised in herds by caring shepherds who comb the fleece out by hand in the spring. The heavy coarse outer hair is then separated from the fine soft Pashmina Cashmere undercoat.
The yarn is then hand spun , usually by the women. Mechanical methods of doing this can damage the fragile fibres.
The yarn is then hand woven on traditional looms, by highly skilled artisans.
Can't decide what colour you would like in a Pashmina? .... then try our beautiful rainbow shawls, they are vibrant and happy! They are multi-tasking to go with
anything, and there is one just for you or for that special gift!
A great, and thoughtful Christmas gift for the person who loves a little luxury that is sustainable, preserving heritage and providing income for artisans.
Colours in images may vary sightly due to lighting conditions.
Dry clean only. Each shawl comes with a soft muslin storage bag.