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Extremely soft, thin shawl made of pure pashmina, the hand weaving is extraordinary. For the openwork paths in the scarf, the threads are grouped differently in both warp and weft. Excellent craftsmanship. Read more..
This beautiful scarf is made of pure pashmina, the intensely soft fur of the Pashmina goat. The cream of the crop from Kashmir. Once you have felt real pashmina, you will never be mistaken again with scarves or clothes that may bear the name pashmina, but are not.
The exceptional weave of this scarf requires great craftsmanship. The beautiful openwork weave that forms paths in the scarf is called "jali". Mohd, the weaver of this scarf lives and works in a village not far from Srinagar, the capital of the Kashmir region. Weaving the extremely thin pashmina fur is a craft that is passed on from generation to generation.
The Pashmina goat (officially Changthang) is found only on the plateaus of Ladakh and Tibet, at over 4,000 meters in the Himalayas. The goats have an 'upper coat' and an 'undercoat'. Only the wool of the goat's undercoat is called pashmina. This coat is thick and soft.
The outer coat is used for Cashmere products, among other things, but Cashmere can come from different types of goats. In addition to India, Cashmere can also come from large farms in Australia or China. Real pashmina, on the other hand, always comes from Ladakh or Tibet, from one kind of goat.
The pashmina goats naturally lose their undercoat in the spring (the moulting period). It grows back in the winter. The undercoat of the pashmina goat is collected by combing the goat, not by shearing. This is done by the nomadic people the Changpa who inhabit the high plains.