have so many stories to tell, it is of the "Pashmina"
that binds us the most. Pashmina is the Nepali word for
"Cashmere". In Nepali folklore, analogies of the warmth
of the wool are sung to the warmth of endeared love.
Cashmere Wool has been sheared from the "Himalayan
Chyangra" (the indigenous name of the Goat in Nepal) -
throughout Nepal's history. Nepal has her own Trademark
on Cashmere. Namely, "Chanygra Pashmina".
In Medieval times - Kings, Aristocrats and Nobles from
the courts of the Ottoman Empire to the Moguls of India
were known to prize the wool. The wool was first
discovered for the West by British Colonizers, in the
Kashmir valley in India; hence "Cashmere".
We wove our first Pashmina Shawl in the early 90's. The
Blending with silk was an invention in the Kathmandu
valley. The elegant sheen of the Pashmina-silk mix with
the hand tassel finish caught the attention of some
prominent western Designers and what we wove in our
timeworn factories transmuted into a Global Fashion
Accessory shortly after. The Pashmina Shawl has changed
a lot, since.
Our customers' have also changed. We sold our first
shawls personally to dignitaries from the West on
Ambassadorial entourages. Today, the Winds of time have
brought us friends who sell it to self-respecting
denizens of beautiful hinterlands, our seamstresses and
weavers see on TV. In their lore it is all America
The Story of this "Pashmina" Shawl, which has connected
us to the world in ways we had never imagined, is the
one we can share with you.