Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it and were first woven in India. The name comes from Pashmineh (پشمینه), Persian for “made from “Pashm” (meaning “wool” in Persian).[
2] The wool comes from changthangi or Pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalayas in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Pashmina shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered in Nepal and Kashmir, and made from fine cashmere fibre
Pashmina Care Pashminas Cashmere, wool or silk or mixtures of these materials are very sensitive. Because there is a material made from natural fibers, slight creases and sometimes smells can be easily removed, in which one auslüftet the scarf. These cloths, like all products of animal natural fibers wash – cold either by hand or in the washing machine wool cycle with minimal spin. As a cleaning substance is a mild detergent suitable for wool products. After Hand wash cloths are wrapped in a dry towel and lightly kneaded to expel the moisture from the fibers. For drying we put all these Pashmina Shawls flat on a clothes rack, hanging the scarves can cause warping of the fabric. Therefore wet scarves are dried carefully and slowly. The scarves are still (material structure is broken) near heat sources (colors may fade) to dry either in the sun set.
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