Cashmere faddism from an eon

The poetry of the semblance of Cashmere which we call as “Pashmina” is echoing in our ears from centuries and every time we don this opulent façade, our worth shines as a top-brass.

Pashmina is enthralling women and men from centuries and in all these years, it has catapulted into a vintage possession. It took years of conducting tests and fine-tuning to develop Pashmina into an inimitable fabric. The peerless Cashmere wraps fashioned now are made from the malleable, velvety undercoat that breeds on the neck and belly of the Himalayan mountain goat, Capra hircus. Though fine wool of diverse ranking Pashmina is frequently marketed in the West as "cashmere," the name that Kashmiris themselves give to the fiber from Capra hircus is pashm, which is the Persian word for "wool." "Pashmina" is pashm in its woven form, the highest quality of cashmere, and Capra hircus is often referred to as the "pashmina goat." Pashmina owes its luster and softness to its long, thin and fine Pashm fiber.

Pashmina goats are proficient of surviving in lowland areas; it is only the animals living above 4500 meters (14,500') that produce the optimum wool. The ace pashm comes from a far-flung area in western Tibet known as the Changtang, where wandering pastoralists known as Drokba tend flocks on the high plains and after processing transport the fleece to Leh, where they are being purchased and further forwarded to Srinagar. There, the crude outer hair is pulled away, by hand, from the fine, soft pashm