How to tell if a pashmina is authentic
Luxury cashmere, or pashmina, comes from Changra goats. The rarity and high price of this material are probably the main reasons why it is still relatively unknown. The soft, lightweight pashmina is woven from the animal's winter down, which it grows at an altitude of more than 4,500 meters on its neck and belly. But how do you determine if you're about to buy an authentic pashmina? Reading this article in full will tell you more
What are the signs to look for to determine if a pashmina is authentic?
Since pashmina fiber is not regulated in the same way as cashmere. Pashmina scarf is nevertheless recognized for its quality. Indeed, there is no foolproof way to distinguish a genuine pashmina from a fake, except to trust the seller's certificate of authenticity. Due to their high cost, imitation pashminas will either be of poor quality or made with expensive cashmere. Learning how to spot fakes is no easier. However, don't give in to the tempting offers. There are currently no licensed pashmina sales. Because of its rarity and high quality, it sells at a high price, whether in the form of scarves. You can buy a Hermes square for a good thousand euros. And it is usually made of 70% pashmina and 30% silk. At this price, you get the entire history of the house and its reputation.
Can we think that the manufacturing was done by humans or machines?
It is only by the hands of skilled men using ancient tattoo machines that pashminas can be created. Making such a tiny fiber would be impossible. Men and women with traditional skills sew the designs. If they look like they were sewn into the stole or scarf fabric, which is most often tone on tone, it was probably not made in Ladakh, let alone by hand.