The truth about Pashmina
by Indian Artisan
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Let me introduce myself. I am Changthangi.
I am also known as: Kashmiri or Pashmina goat.
I live in the region surrounding Ladakh in Kashmir, India.
Humans raise my kind for meat and cashmere production and we are also used as pack animals. We are most often white but also seen in black, gray or brown and we have beautiful large twisting horns.
Cashmere shawls have been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years. The test for a quality pashmina is warmth and feel. Pashmina and Cashmere are both derived from Changthangi. One distinct difference between Pashmina and Cashmere is the fiber diameter. Pashmina fibers are finer and thinner than cashmere fiber, therefore, it is ideal for making light weight apparel like fine scarves.
Today, however, the word PASHMINA has been used too liberally and many scarves made from natural or synthetic fiber are sold as Pashmina creating confusion in the market.
Rest assured that all the products marked as Pashmina at KASU EMPORIUM are the real deal.