Pashminas are warm and stylish, perfect for cold weather. They pamper our skin with their sumptuous softness and spoil us with their elegant look. But you must know all these already. Where does this favorite accessory originate from?
Pashminas are scarves made with premium quality wool. The first ever textiles made from cashmere were weaved in the region of Kashmir in India, hence the name.
In Persian, pashmina means ‘made of wool’ and its literal translation is ‘soft gold’. Cashmere wool is derived from three breeds of goats, native to Kashmir and Nepal.
You can realize just how unique and premium a pashmina is by running your fingers on one. It has a warm, soft touch and a subtle glow. A pashmina’s fibres are thinner than those of classic cashmere, making them ideal for handmade accessories like scarves and shawls.
Unique & Sumptuous: 100% Cashmere Pashminas
Cashmere fibres have a fine, sleek look that even non-experts in textiles can immediately recognise. Today, the term ‘pashmina’ broadly refers to a long, wide accessory made from natural or synthetic wool often wrapped around one’s shoulders, neck or head.
Genuine pashminas are expensive since they are the end-result of craftmanship. What is more, given cashmere’s rarity, it costs more to get a 100% cashmere pashmina than pashminas made from synthetic material and other blends.
The authentic pashmina
The defining characteristics of an authentic pashmina are its outstanding softness and durability, both of which you can identify by touch. The most popular pashiminas are made of 70% cashmere and 30% silk.
A pashimina is a wardrobe staple for both men and women. For men, a cashmere scarf will add the final touch to an elegant outfit, whether it’s casual or formal.
For women, a pashmina transcends the seasons and can be styled in a number of ways . It perfectly complements a casual office look and any special event outfit, no matter the season or the weather.
A pashmina complements, enriches and highlights any type of look, making even the simplest outfits feel elegant and classy thanks to its silky texture. A pashmina keeps you warm whenever you need it to by wrapping it around your neck or shoulders.
It will protect you from cold temperatures in the city, while travelling and on any excursion.
Finecraft recommends handmade pashminas with merinos, cashmere and silk. Discover our collection of handmade scarves and shawls!