Updated: Sep 5, 2020
Raw pashm lack the skills to process the delicate fibre & transform it into the expensive fabric we know today. This lack of skills & inability to refine the raw pashm has always been a matter of regret for the Changpa tribe.The Kashmiri weavers, who buy the raw pashm from the middle men, the only connecting link between the Changpa tribe & the Kashmiris; clean the grubby raw pashm fibre. They then comb the fibre & segregate it according to the fineness. It is then hand spun & then set up into warps & put up on the handloom. The pashmina yarns are then hand woven & transformed into the beautifully luxurious pashmina shawls that are renowned the world over.