From time to time we are able to offer Pashtoosh shawls and stoles. The Pashtoosh is the most luxurious ring stole available passing easily through a woman's ring. Only the finest pashmina cashmere from the changthangi (pashmina goat) is used for Pashtoosh shawls and stoles and is notoriously difficult to spin. Being less than 2 inches long and under 15 microns thick, almost 6 times thinner than a human hair, it cannot be spun by machine. Therefore, producing a Pashtoosh pashmina can take a family many weeks. It is the product that demonstrates perfectly the skill of traditional weavers in Kashmir. True Pashtoosh are not freely available outside of India and those on our site are imported directly from families working in this traditional way in Kashmir. Beware of imitations made of viscose or mixed fibres.
Authentic Pashtoosh are gossamer light and only made from the softest pashmina cashmere available. Unlike imitation stoles the Pashtoosh breathes giving warmth with ultimate comfort. Once you have worn one you can certainly feel the difference. Where you can find one, be prepared to pay twice or three times our price from established retail outlets. If we are out of stock or you wish to make an enquiry about a specific colour or size please contact us with your enquiry so that we can provide a quotation.
Your stole or shawl is supplied with FREE gift-wrap in attractive ivory tissue and presentational frosted bag along with a FREE message service. Warm to wear and easy care. Your shawl or stole should not require frequent cleaning. If you wish to freshen your item, dry clean it or gently hand wash the whole garment in cool soapy water. Never rub the fibres and always dry flat away from direct heat. When required use a cool iron..