Wrap yourself in luxury in this beautiful cream colored lightweight cashmere shawl with a subtle overall woven paisley background pattern. As soft and as light as a cloud. Be warm and stylish!
Perfect for travel! Use it as an inflight blanket, a warm scarf or an evening dinner wrap.
Lightweight, It folds down to the size of an envelope. Tuck it in your purse and carry it with you wherever you go. No more air conditioning surprises - just pull out your shawl! No more cold shoulders at restaurants, freezing knees at concerts, or drafty airplanes. Never be cold again!
Thin, almost sheer, but very warm, as it is a natural fiber. Appears delicate, but it is very strong. A true pashmina, it passes easily through a ring. Drapes beautifully!!!
Wear it year round - as a lightweight shawl in the summer and as a warm and cozy scarf in the winter.
Generous size: 80 inches long, which is 6 ft 8 inches; 30 inches wide, which is 2 ft 6 in. The colors just glow! Cream background. Warm taupe colored borders run along the top and bottom borders. Cheerful cherry red cross stripe 6 inches from either end. Raw edge.
Top and bottom taupe borders measure 4.25 in. Red cross stripe measures 4.25 in.
Pashmina is the finest type of cashmere wool. The name comes from the Persian and means "soft gold" in Kashmiri. The wool comes from the soft downy undercoat of the Changthangi goats, which protects the goats and keeps them warm during the harsh cold winters of the Himalayan mountains, often -40 C. The best wool comes from goats wintering above 14,000 ft. In the spring the goats naturally shed their undercoat. The Changpa people of the Himalayas collect the undercoat by combing the goat.
Pashminas are known for their softness and warmth. Pure pashmina is a rather gauzy open weave as the fiber does not tolerate high tension.
The price of pashmina is due to the rarity of the pashmina wool, as the goat is very rare, and the expert craftsmanship that goes into each shawl. All steps, from combing the goat, spinning the wool, to weaving and finishing, must be done by hand, due to the fineness of the pashmina fiber. It takes approximately 180 hours to produce a single shawl.
You will receive so many compliments wearing this shawl!
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