The differentiation of cashmere and pashmina in terms of thickness has overlap over the two ranges. However, the soft fine fiber produced in Kashmir and known as cashmere (the variant of Kashmir) is of better quality than that of the pashmina fiber produced elsewhere. Cashmere pashmina shawl is the phrase used for the pashmina product i.e. shawl etc. made from the soft cashmere wool of Kashmir goats. Thus, any shawl which owes its warmth to thickness and more weight is neither a real pashmina nor a real cashmere.
Pashmina shawl without tassels has a grace of its own. Removing tassels requires craftmanship and workmanship which is seldom available to the sellers. We at Spencer’s Pashmina have the facility to offer the shawl without tassels. The tassels are removed such that the loose threads of a length of about a quarter of an inch are integrated and are visible at both ends in a way that they do not get extended and detached to become a source of nuisance or inconvenience.
With the influx of fake pashminas in the market, both online and offline, some women are not able to enjoy the true luxury of the pashmina. Make good use of your money and see to it that you are buying real pashmina and not a fake one.
The name Pashmina comes from the Persian wordPashmina پشمینه. It means made from wool. Pashmina is one of the many types of wool. It is known to be the finest of all other wools. Pashmina is also known as Cashmere in Europe and the world over as the first woven textiles were from Indian Kashmir. Mountain goats from high altitudes like Changthangi and malra from Ladakh, the chegu from the Himalayas of northern India, and the chyangara from Nepal are the sources of pashmina fiber. The fiber is obtained from the hair of the goats.