The name Pashmina has been derived from a Persian word “Pashm” meaning a weavable fibre precisely wool. The wool used for making Pashmina comes from a special breed of Kashmiri goat found in the high altitude regions of the Himalayas.The history of these shawls can be traced back to the 3rd century BC. Pashmina has been an integral part of the traditional wear for centuries. In the earlier times, it was only worn by kings and queens and thus denoted royalty. The art of weaving Pashmina has been passed on as a legacy from generations to generations in the state of Kashmir. A good Pashmina shawl requires an expert hand for spinning, weaving and creating embroidery.
Pashmina shawls are the highest quality shawls crafted from very fine silk like fibre. A pure pashmina can be identified by testing the warmth and softness of the shawl and also by its colour to some extent. Kashmir has been the undisputed producer of the Pashmina Shawls from thousands of years. The production and export of Pashmina is an exclusive trade opportunity for the people of Kashmir. The Pashmina Business serves as a major source of income for the state of Kashmir and gives a good boost to its economy. Although not cheap in its price range, it keeps you warm and light in weight, a pashmina shawl is considered to be a must have in the winter wardrobe. It is an evergreen fashion accessory that looks good in every style and can never lose its charm. It can be worn as a scarf around the neck or can be simply wrapped around the arms. Whether in a party or just to your workplace, a pashmina shawl is the best way to enhance your person-ality and stand out from the crowd. Kashmir Loom is one of the leading companies in the industry, despite the skills and quality, what makes it outstanding is the exquisite sense in colour and fashion. To give the traditional industry with a modern touch and evolve with the trend is a big challenge, and Kashmir Loom is able to master it into a perfection.