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Who process pashmina?

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.

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