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An Untold Story of the Ever Enigmatic Pashmina!
Pashmina – The origin
The origin of pashmina is speculated to be around the fifteenth century when it was introduced to the market under the reign of Kashmir’s monarch Zayn-ul-Abidin. Impressed with the present of pashmina socks given to him by scholar Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, the king went out to invest in pashmina shawl industries.
This word pashmina instigated from the ancient Persian word ‘pashm’ meaning softest wool. This material originates from the underbelly of Himalayan mountain goats called Changthangi breed. These breeds are rare and shed their skin every spring annually.
Thus, even today indigenous workers climb atop the Himalayan hills every winter where the mountain goats graze. It is their wool from which this delectable pashmina originates.
When they shed their wool it is then processed, dried, dyed and hand- woven into beautiful shawls.
Few fascinating facts about the pashmina –
- An authentic pashmina has a diameter as fine as 14 to 19 microns, which prevents it from being handspun, so the material is hand-woven into shawls.
- Pashmina may be soft, but it can provide incredible warmth. At temperatures below -40 these shawls can give warmth to the goats, and keep them nice and comfortable.
- The 15th century saw the popularity of Pashminas in Southern parts of Asia. However, post-1998 the pashmina rose to fashion in London & Parish when merchants introduced them into their stores.
- A pashmina is 6 times thinner & finer than a human hair.
Our Pashmina –
Made from the exquisite wool, our pashminas are of the softest quality, apart from being extremely lightweight. Wear one to a class or a soiree, and we assure you it’ll bequeath you a compliment. We also share our manufacturing unit; hence our price is reasonable too.
Pashminas: Caring tips –
Tip 1 – Do not brush your shawl. A common misconception is brushing your wraps will increase the softness. However, sweeping it will only lead to it wearing sooner.
Tip 2 – Always use mild cold water while cleaning your shawl, and use a detergent with a normal ph or lower ph. It’s preferable to use castillc soap.
Tip 3 – In case of sudden stains on your cashmere, remove it instantly with spot treating.
Use your baby shampoo and dab with lukewarm water, until the stain reduces.
How to pick the best pashmina?
For all the glamorous shawl addicts, here are the necessary tips to pick out the best pashmina shawl –
- To make sure that you are choosing a genuine pashmina, check for fluff & pill. Additionally, an original one will possess a steadfast hue of colour.
- If you’re opting for a bended one, pick 70 % cashmere and a 30 % silk blend as these won’t fuzzy or too shiny.
[Note – Pashmina which is of 90/10 blend or 80/20 blend end up being frizzy and not so elegant. So it’s preferable to pick the right combination to enjoy the shawls authenticity.]
Pashmina: It isn’t cashmere –
Pashminas were becoming authentically noted as a product of the east. Thus to curb their popularity and prevent them from entering the West based on their definition, most companies confined them as a trademark Cashmere.
This cashmere was to be used by the companies to denote expensive shawls, which will render them huge profits.