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  • 30 January, 2023

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Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl

Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl

  • Famous pashmina shawls from Kashmir, known for generations for their exquisite buta or paisley patterns, received a French influence.
  • The change from exquisite embroidery to abstract paintings on Kashmiri shawls has brought back the cloth with a more modern look.

About The Pashmina:

  • The Persian word "Pashm," which meaning "soft gold," is where the name "pashmina" originates.
  • Cashmere, an animal fibre obtained from the Changthangi goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), of Ladakh, is the source of pashmina.
  • It is native to Leh-Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir's high-altitude regions.
  • Every spring, goats used to make pashmina shed their winter coats. One goat sheds between 80 and 170 grams of fibre.
  • The goats' undercoat is naturally shed in the spring (moulting season), and it grows back in the winter.
  • Instead of shearing the goat as is done with other fine wool, the undercoat is removed by combing the animal.
  • The pashmina wool shawl was advertised as a substitute for the Shahtoosh shawl. The Tibetan antelope is used to make Shahtoosh Shawls.
  • Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls has also received GI Tag.


  • In addition to its typical dye-absorbing ability, it is well renowned for being warm, lightweight, and soft.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has recognised pashmina as the priciest fabric ever made.
  • The finest variation of cashmere, pashmina wool is valued on the global market and is thinner than a human hair.
  • Pashmina is among the world's finest and highest-quality wools.
  • The Pashmina Shawl caught the interest of people from all over the world, making it one of the most sought-after shawls worldwide.
  • The local economy was helped by its high demand.
  • It is well-known for its use in exquisite shawls and other handcrafted goods.
  • They are a beautiful variation on shawls made of cashmere wool.

Source: The Hindu

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