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Connoisseurs cherish it; celebrities never have enough of it; and the world of high fashion goes wow over its beauty & elegance, warmth & softness. Rightfully so, as the most gorgeous ensembles are hand-crafted from the royal fibre called cashmere/pashmina to delight your senses. The historical yarn is equally impressive – full of dramatic turns and colourful twists till the Indian pashmina warmed & captivated all hearts.
Derived from the Persian word pashm (wool), pashmina shawls are hand-woven from finest-quality cashmere wool harvested from the downy undercoat of the Himalayan mountain goats (Capra hircus). Besides India, the major producers of cashmere are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey. Although woollen shawls were mentioned as early as the third century BC, pashmina-making truly flourished under Emperor Zayn-ul-Abidin, a 15th-century ruler of Kashmir. A great patron of art & crafts, he had brought master weavers from Turkmenistan to Kashmir Valley and pashmina masterpieces came into being – hand-spun, hand-woven and exquisitely embroidered. The unique pashmina weave of finest cashmere & silk retained its pride of place during the Mughal Empire and adorned the Royal Courts of the Indian sub-continent. Emperor was a keen collector of Kashmiri shawls, hence the rich and the elite across the country followed suit. The immense popularity of the luxurious fabric among the Royalties and the Nobles soon helped establish a flourishing cottage industry in the Valley of Kashmir.
The most popular pure pashmina shawls are made of 70% pashmina & 30% silk. They are known for their warmth and softness. These beautiful luxurious fabrics can range anywhere from Rs. 15,000 to 20,000 for a plain Kashmiri Pashmina to Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 4,00,000 for an embroidered Pashmina. Being a custom-made art piece where even the wool is exclusive, it’s made bespoke to the wants & directions of the customer, to give a one-of-a-kind feel.
Pashmina, however, is not limited only to shawls, there are many other pashmina-made exclusivities like pashmina stoles or scarves to give your wardrobe some elegance. So if you feel like shawls are too regal for a casual day out, don’t shy away from the Pashmina, step out in an Ahujasons stole and charm everyone with grandeur. Since it’s usually hard for people to source these delicate fabrics from far off locations it’s best advised to source pashmina shawls in Delhi. Delhi is the hub for textiles and here you get the best Pashmina Sales possible. Right here at the heart of Delhi stays the most premium place where you can get Pashmina shawls from - Ahujasons.