PASHMINA, ANTIQUES & GIFTS
Pashmina is a fine type of cashmere wool. The textiles made from it were first woven in Kashmir.
The name comes from Persian: پشمینه / pašmina, meaning “made from wool”.
Pashmina came to be known as ‘cashmere’ in the West because Europeans first encountered this fibre in Kashmir.
The wool comes from a number of different breeds of the cashmere goats; such as the changthangi or Kashmir pashmina goat from the Changthang Plateau in Tibet and part of the Ladakh region, the malra from the Kargil area in the Kashmir region, the chegu from Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas of northern India, and the chyangara or Nepalese pashmina goat.
Antique are collectible items, at least 100 years old. They are collected or desirable because of their age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection or other unique features. They are objects that represents previous era or time period in human society.