Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pashmina Shawls – A Vibrant Accessory


Printed Pashmina Shawls
Shawls are being prepared from almost all sorts of fabric such as silk, wool, Jacquard, Pashmina, etc. Among all these fabrics, Pashmina is widely chosen because of its fineness, warmth, softness and elegance. Kashmiri Shawls which are designed from Pashmina can suits to all types of occasions, events, and seasons. Pashmina stoles and scarfs are also available and in demand.

What is Pashmina?

Pashmina wool is the softest, most elegant and the foremost Pashm wool in the world. It is obtained from the hair of the underbelly of the mountain goat Capra Hircus in Himalayan region. The thickness of Pashmina fibre is less than the thickness of hair, which is why it is very soft.

How to check the quality of Pashmina Shawls?

Pashmina Shawls are handmade shawls which are generally woven without use of any chemicals. These Shawls made from Pashmina wool are so fine that these can pass through a small size finger ring. Another general test is also there to check the originality. Burn a small piece made of Pashmina wool, if it smells like a hair burning and ash is left then it signifies that the shawl is original. But, if it smells like a chemical, it would depict that the Pashmina is mixed with other fiber.

Fact About Pashmina Shawls

If you want to find an ultimate quality of pashmina shawls then Kashmir is the best place. A shawl made from Pashmina has various traditional uses such as stoles, scarves, wraps which are heavily worn in formal, casual and special occasions.