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Pashminas

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Pashminas are textiles such as shawls, blankets and mufflers that are made from cashmere wool.

Cashmere is very -fine, light and so and it is famous for its insulating properties. The wool comes from mountain sheep, known in Nepal as Changra, which are found in the high altitude areas of Nepal, India and Pakista.

All of our pashminas are handmade on wooden pashmina looms and some are produced by a project aimed at helping deaf people. Cashmere has been used for hundreds of years by the people living in the regions where it is found and has only recently become the luxury product that it is thought of today.

If you buy one of our pashminas you will own something very special: a wonderful piece that has been made in the himalayas by expert crafts people using traditional methods. If you buy one of our Helping Hands pashminas you will also know that you are helping young people who would otherwise struggle in Nepal.