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!
This is your anytime, anywhere, multi purpose shawl!
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! No more cold shoulders at restaurants, freezing knees at concerts, or drafty airplanes. Never be cold again! Perfect for travel! Use it as an inflight blanket, and when you arrive at your destination, it doubles as a warm scarf or an evening dinner wrap.
Thin, almost sheer, with an open, slightly gauzy weave. 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.
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.
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.
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