Pashmina shawl Nepal

History of Cashmere

A symbol of luxury and elegance,
pashmina has always been the love and desire of women all around the world. To
own a pashmina is to experience royalty! Only a woman can explain the worth and
excellence that a pashmina shawl beholds. Pashmina shawls have been treasured
for their expensive material and reminiscent designs since time immemorial. The
warmth and softness that these shawls offer is simply beyond comparison when
you see beauty, you create beauty! Therefore, it is not surprising to know that
this beautiful thing is the creation of the beautiful valley of Kashmir!
Pashmina is an exclusive art of this most exclusive pashmina shawls in the
world.

The name pashmina has been
derived from a Persian word “pashm” meaning a wearable fiber precisely wool. The
wool used for making pashmina comes from a special breed of Himalayan Goat
found in the high altitude regions of the Himalayas. The 15 century ruler of
Kashmir, zayn-ul-abidin, is said to be the founder of the wool industry in
Kashmir. However, the history of these shawls can be traced back to the 3rd
century bc. Pashmina has been an integral part of the traditional wear for
centuries. In the earlier times, it was only worn by kings and queens and thus
denoted royalty. The art of weaving pashmina has been passed on as a legacy
from generation in the state of Kashmir. A good pashmina shawl requires an
expert hand for spinning, weaving and creating embroidery.

Pashmina shawls are the highest
quality shawls crafted from very fine silk like fiber. A pure pashmina can be identified
by testing the warmth and softness of the shawl and also by its color to some
extent. The best of pashmina shawls have a nature cream color. Cashmere  has been the undisputed producer of the
pashmina shawls from thousands of years. The production and export of pashmina
is an exclusive trade opportunity for the people of Himalayan. From as long as
its, pashmina shawls are being exported to Europe and the united state. The
pashmina business serves as a major source of income for the state of cashmere
and gives a good boost to its economy. In the 1990s, the demand of pashmina in
the fashion industry touched sky-heights exceeding its supply. As a result,
pashmina became even more expensive and thus, limited to the upper class
society.

Pashmina shawls have almost
become a status symbol over the past few years. Wearing a pashmina is a luxury
in itself. These shawls come in a variety of colors and designs depending upon
the monetary value. Although not cheap in its price range, a pashmina shawl is
considered to be a must have in the winter wardrobe. It is an evergreen fashion
accessory that looks good in very style and can never lose its charm. It can be
worn as scarf around the neck or can be simply wrapped around the warms.
Whether in a party or just to your workplace, a pashmina shawl is the best way
to enhance your personality and stand out from the crowd.

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