WHY IS PASHMINA EXPENSIVE
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades... - Audrey Hepburn
Kashmiri Pashmina is the finest, most exquisite fabric ever made. It has taken centuries of experimentation and refinement to raise this traditional practice of shawl making from a necessity to a unique textile art.
Kashmir is the only place in the world where fine embroidered pashmina shawls are being produced.
Despite upheavals, the art of making the pashmina shawls in Kashmir is unique and is still practiced in the traditional way by local artisans.
The pashm wool comes from the Capra hircus goat indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalayan mountains.
Track Order Every spring, they shed their winter coat and it is collected for the weaving process.
With one goat producing only about TO grams of pashmina each year and a single pashmina shawl requiring wool from about three goats, the exorbitant price is obvious.
The test for a quality pashmina has been warmth, feel and the passing of the shawl through a wedding ring.
The fineness of the pashm wool is between 14-16 microns in contrast to the finest sheep's wool which is 23 microns and of human hair which is up to 200 microns.
Real pashminas are very soft and warm to touch, owing to the thickness of the hair.
THE SKILLFUL ART
An authentic pashmina is always handmade and hand embroidered with a very minute thread. Only a talented artisan can create skillful shawls with intricate work that gives pashmina its grace and glory. Depending on the work, a single pashmina piece may take anywhere between a week to a decade to complete. With signature pashmina styles exclusive to us and the countless designs created by our hard working weavers, our pashmina collection offers something unique and felicitious for every occasion.