Sunday, December 1, 2013

Beautiful Pashmina Wool and Pashmina Shawl


Pashmina is a kind of textile and cashmere wool that was first originated in India. Its name has arrived from a Persian word “Pashm” that means “wool”. There are many Pashmina dresses can be found and most of them are handmade. Due to the fine art, attractive designs, exclusive colors, Pashmina shawls are widely known. They can be bought at diverse ranges and prices. The wool derives from Pashmina goat or changthangi. These goats are mostly found in Northern India, Pakistan and Nepal. Pashmina shawls are woven, embroidered and hand spun in Kashmir and Nepal. Fine cashmere fiber is used to design such shawls.



Pashmina was first discovered during Mahabharata times. The wool provides intense warmth to the body to even survive in chilly atmosphere. The artwork of employing Pashmina wool to make several warm clothing is very old. Skill of designing Pashmina wool started in Kashmir. Then the craftsmanship has began and spread to other parts of the world. In cottage industry, you can see the art of weaving and crafting Pashmina wool into beautiful woven outfits.

The best quality of Pashmina wool is found in Ladakh. It is a region of Jammu and Kashmir State of India. Pashmina shawls are available in a wide variety. Pashmina wool is known all across the world for its softness and warmness. The wool is employed for weaving beautiful masterpieces called as Pashmina shawls. Scarves are also manufactured using Pashmina wool. Pashmina scarves and shawls are available in so many colors, designs, thicknesses, and patterns.