Pashmina is an almost generic name for accessories made from a type of wool that is obtained from a special breed of goat endemic to high altitudes of the Himalayan Range Belt of Asia. The name comes from Pashmineh, made from Persian pashm ("wool"). The special goat's fleece has been used for thousands of years to make high-quality shawls that also bear the same name. Cashmere shawls have been manufactured in Kashmir and Nepal for thousands of years, but the Indians never called them "pashmina". They were popularly called Kashmiri wool shawls. The Pashmina is quite soft.
These scarves are direct from Kathmandu and are 70% Pashmina wool and 30% Silk. This lightweight pashmina is called 'water' pashmina and can be worn year round.
Soft supple and a joy to wear. 28" by 80"
Posted by Matthew King on 11th Jan 2013
The gift is loved by the amazing woman who is always wearing it and I could not be happier with the purchase. Thank you for giving access to such quality products and providing great service!
Posted by Kat on 30th Dec 2012
I received the silky blue grey pashmina from my husband and it is wonderful. The coloring looks closer to grey than blue, but that just means it goes with every thing. It is soft and lightweight, not itchy in the least and generously sized. The pictures do not do it justice. Get one, you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Randy on 28th Dec 2012
I gave this Pashmina scarf as a Christmas gift to my girlfriend. She is very particular about her clothing and I was unsure whether the Pashmina scarf would be a hit, or not. She ended up wearing it the very next day and she says she's never worn anything so soft before. In short, the Pashmina scarf was tremendous hit. Thank you so much, DharmaShop!
Posted by Susan on 21st Dec 2012
Just what I was looking for a lightweight scarf for all seasons. Love that it's made by dharmashop.