“Agar Firdaus bar ru-e-zameen ast, Hami ast o-hami ast o-hami ast.”
Truly spoken by Jehangir, his words still hold truth. If there is heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here. Kashmir has been our paradise, abundantly blessing us with sustenance and hearth. From this land of beauty, comes the heavenly Pashmina.
The name Pashmina has Persian roots, which literally translates to “Made of Wool”. Coming to Kashmir, the translation means “Soft Gold”, aptly. Pashmina comes from the wool of four distinct breeds of goats found in the region. Namely, Changthangi, Malra, Chegu, Chyngara.
Pashmina has been worn by the elites and the royalty dating as far as the times of Indus Valley Civilization and has carried the tradition of making hand-spun shawls to this date. They are most beloved for the warmth they give, along with their soft silky feel.
With the rise in the popularity of Pashmina shawls, scarves and stoles, the demand for these surprisingly exceeded the production. This is because the production of Pashmina comes from the special above mentioned breeds which constitute only 0.1% of the total breeds. Because of this, fake shawls and scarves took over the market. If you wish to buy pashmina shawls, scarves and stoles, make sure you buy it from trusted sources like Luxurionworld.