PASHMINA the “Soft gold” – zameeni
Navi Mumbai
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There is a famous saying by Mohammad, “don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled”. As the more we travel, the more we understand the world with a much wider perspective. Visiting Ladakh is one such destination; it’s a bliss to be there. Apart from Ladakh’s serene and beautiful view and very limited population has something very valuable to offer, its rare quality and world-famous wool, “Pashmina”. Pashmina is considered as the finest quality of wool globally, that’s why it is even called “soft gold”. Pashmina comes from the wool of Changra goats, which gaze at a high altitude of 18000 ft above, which makes the yarn stronger and softer. Historians believe that Persians have brought this art to India. Further flourished in Mughal era and later on its been called Cashmere by Europeans, which is why today it is called Pashmina/Cashmere. Cashmere is produced in other nations like; Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and where China produces maximum. But inspite of this, Kashmir produces rare quality, “Ultrafine” Cashmere/Pashmina. Estimated to an average yearly production per goat is 150 grams only, which makes it very hard to source and regulate w.r.t. quantities, and which makes it special. zameeni has curated this artisanship along with Kashmiri embroidery on stoles and scarves. Let’s get ready to revive this old art in a new avatar this winter, exclusively at zameeni.