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Top 5 Ways to Check the Authenticity of a Pashmina Shawl

Jan 20th 2015 at 12:37 AM

The original Pashmina is light in weight, extremely soft, warm and a little expensive than the shawls made from other fabrics. Though many of us know about these qualities of a Pashmina, we make mistakes while making a purchase, and repent at a later stage. Online shopping of Pashmina shawl is a convenient task, however, this must be done with utmost care. If you too love shopping online, here are a few things that you must check after you have received your package, to ensure that the Pashmina shawl you have received is pure and authentic.

-The weight and texture of the shawl: A pure cashmere Pashmina is extremely light in weight and when you touch it, you can feel its softness. Moreover, the Pashmina is a dull fabric, so if your Pashmina is shiny, it's time to become alert! If there is a little shine on your Pashmina, you need not worry as this shine can be due to the finishing given to the shawl, but if your shawl is shining like silk, there is something fishy!

-Pay attention to the weaving: The delicate threads of pure Cashmere cannot be woven on a power loom. Instead, these are woven on handlooms and this hand weaving can be noticed clearly. If you hold your shawl close to the window, you will be able to see the fine woven threads. If you cannot see through your shawl when backlit, you must give special attention to your shawl and check its authenticity.

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