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.
The shawl is an indispensable women’s fashion accessory. We recommend that as responsible citizens, banned Shahtoosh shawl should not be purchased. Pashmina shawl is a very good substitute for Shahtoosh shawl. However, we must not fall prey to the sellers who sell fake pashmina at cheap rates. The purity of a pashmina shawl can easily be tested.