Posted by Anjum Andrabi on August 2nd, 2009
The word Pashmina comes from Pashm the Persian word for Wool. Pashmina is the winter coat of this animal and is produced in these goats only when they are reared in that high altitude and low temperature region. The goat sheds between 85g to 225g of this under-coat every spring which is used to make fine hand woven shawls.
Quite in demand for its properties of warmt and feel, the pashmina wool contributes significantly to the rural economy of the Ladakh and Kashmir regions.