Shares the Knowledge !

The world famous pashmina shawl

It is believed that a pashmina shawl is as warm as six sweaters! It is very thin yet very warm.

The goats from which the soft pashmina wool is collected, are found on very high altitudes of 5000 metres. 

In winter, the temperature here drops below 0°C (–40°C). A coat of warm hair grows on the goat’s body which protects it from extreme cold. 

The goats shed some of their hair (fur) in summer. This hair is so fine that six of these would be as thick as one hair of ours!

The fine hair cannot be woven on machines and so weavers of Kashmir make these shawls by hand. This is a long and difficult process. 

After almost 250 hours of weaving, one plain pashmina shawl is made.

So lets have a pashmina shawl atleast from next winter


Post a Comment

Upsc - Civils Preparation

Exam Strategy
Tips and Tricks
Preparation and Guidance
Optional Subjects - Preparation
Optional Subjects - Guidance
Many more >>

Bank Exams Preparation

Bank, Currency, Money, RBI,
Budget, Planning, Stock Exchange
Insurance, Taxation, International Organizations
Economic Issues, Fiscal Policy, Committee or Commissions
Many more >>

Computer Knowledge

History, Generations, Terminology
Hardware, Software, Internet
Networks, Shortcut Keys
Many more >>

Interview Preparation

General Do's and Don'ts in Interview
Entry and Dressing up
How to prepare?, Qualities judged
Many more >>