Did you know that Cedar Lodge offers a variety of products for sale. One of those products are Pashmina Scarves, which are a very popular item. We have a large variety some of which are shown here … call to place an order or come visit us in person to view our selection which changes continuously. Great Value $20 … We have 100% pashmina / or 65% pashmina and 35% silk / some 70-30 and some 50-50. Cashmere shawls have been manufactured in Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years. The test for a quality Pashmina is warmth and feel. The Pashmina shawls offered at Cedar Lodge “feel” lovely and are extremely warm, so they rate high in quality, though very reasonably priced for many to enjoy. Many customers call in an order and have our Personal Shopper Doris pick an appropriate design or several to choose from and the scarves may be delivered to households in Saskatoon. Call Doris at 306-492-4999. Pashmina refers to a type of fine Cashmere Wool and the textiles made from it. The name comes from Pashmineh, made from Persian pashm (wool). The wool comes from “Chanthangi” or Pashmina goat, which is a special breed of goat indigenous to the high altitudes of the Himalayas. Pashmina shawls are handspun, woven and embroidered in Kasmir and made from fine Cashmere finer. The goat sheds it’s winter coat every spring. One goat shed approximately 80-170g (3-6 ounces) of fibre. To meet the demand, the goats are n ow commercially reared in the Gobi Desert area in Inner and Outer Mongolia. The region has identical harsh weather conditions to those of the Himalayan region and is thereby apt for the goats to grow this inner wool but also has acres of grazing ground to produce Cashmere economically and commercially. During spring (the moulting season) the goats shed this inner wool, which regrows in winter. The inner wool is collected and spun to produce Cashmere. The quality of the Cashmere produced in the Gobi Desert is just as high as that produced in the Himalayas, while the costs are less. HISTORY – Pashmina Goats LADAKH The fibre is also known as Pashm or Pashmina for its use in handmade shawls of Kashmir. The woollen shawls made from wool in Kashmir find written mention in Indian texts between 3rd centre BC and the 11th century AD. However, the founder of the cashmere wool industry is traditionally held to be the 15th centre rules of Kashmir, Zayn-ul-Abidin, who introduced weavers from Central Asia.