Pashmina: The Diamond Fabric or Soft Gold of Asia



Pashmina (also known as Pashm) is a fine cashmere wool (Cashmere is a fiber obtained from the Cashmere breed of goats.), coming from Kashmir in India and some parts of Nepal. The word ‘Pashmina’ comes from the Persian word ‘Pashmineh’ which means ‘made from Pashm’, and Pash means wool in Persian. The Iranians, who came to Kashmir via the Ladakh route, gave the fabric its name, ‘Pashmina’. Because of its unique softness and comforting warmth, pashmina is also known as the diamond fabric and the soft gold of high Asia. Put simply, it is the finest, softest and warmest wool available anywhere.

Pashmina accessories are available in different range, from “scarf” to “wrap” or “stole” to full sized shawl and “Kurtis”. Pure pashmina is a rather gauzy, open weave, as the fibre cannot tolerate high tension. The most popular pashmina fabric is a 70% pashmina/30% silk blend, but 50/50 is also common. The 70/30 is tightly woven, has an elegant sheen and drapes nicely, but is still quite soft and light-weight.

Elini brings new collection of Pashmina Printed kurtis which is available on on our website so get ready to enjoy your elegant look in Parties, College or in Office with Elini Clothing.

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