(Image: Pashmina House)
Real pashmina shawls can be expensive. They are made of cashmere that is produced from the hair of goats in South Asia. The cashmere is often blended with 30% silk to produce a soft and smooth fabric. This makes pashmina shawls a special gift for women who are dearest to you.
To test the authenticity of the shawl, try pulling the whole shawl through a ring. It should pass through easily. Otherwise, you are holding a shawl made of viscose but being passed off as real pashmina.
If you are on a tight budget, you can buy the silk or viscose versions. Just make sure you pay the right price for the right product.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Wife, mother, and female boss
PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to manage
- From AED250 (US$70) for a real pashmina shawl
- AED30 (US$8) is the average price for viscose shawls
WHERE TO BUY
- Pashmina House
- Textile Souk
- Karama Market
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