What is pashmina?
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?
There is 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
What are the different grades of
Cashmere is 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 cashmere.
How many Ply's are your pashmina & cashmere
Ply's are strands of yarn twisted together
to make one piece of yarn. Two-ply is thicker than one-ply, and so on. Our
products are offered in the following ply's:
|Pashmina & Silk Shawls, Wraps and Scarves
|Pure Pashmina Shawls and Wraps
|Cashmere Scarves, Robes & Throws
||3 and 4 ply
||2 and 4 ply
|Cashmere Blankets & Overcoats
|Cashmere Hats, Gloves & Socks
What is the difference between
the pure pashmina & the pashmina with silk blend?
Our pure pashminas, all our cashmere apparel, throws and blankets are made with
cashmere and do not contain any silk in it. The pure pashmina is
softer, warmer and heavier than the pashmina-silk blends.
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 favorite.
This weave, combining silk and Pashmina, was first
produced in the 15th century, and has been hand made in India and Nepal ever
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.
What is 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 these
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
Where are your pashmina and cashmere products made?
Pashmina wraps and shawls, full length cashmere
robes, throws and blankets are all made in Nepal.
Cashmere overcoats, short robes, jackets, pants, hats, gloves, socks and travel sets are made in China.
Cashmere sweaters and scarves are made both in Nepal and China.
Where can I view the
To see our color guide, please
How do I select the
To see our sizing guide, please
How do I care for my pashmina
and cashmere products?
We recommend dry cleaning all pashmina and cashmere products. For
more information on how to care for cashmere products, please
Why should we order from your
Our company has been an
online retailer of pashmina and cashmere products since 1999, with more than
40,000 satisfied customers all over the globe.
We are proud to have a stellar track record with fabulous customer
testimonials, which you can read by clicking
here. We also offer 100%
satisfaction guarantee to all our customers.
Finally, we sell only "Grade-A" cashmere products. Customers are welcome
to order from multiple sources to compare our superior quality with that of
any other online retailer.