Beautiful Patterned Pashmina Scarves And Wraps
The Pleasures of Pashmina
Pashmina shawls have been worn in Asia, particularly in India and the surrounding countries, for many centuries. They were traditional wear, even worn by kings and queens. To westerners, they were an exotic treasure, perhaps acquired on a trip to India. This changed when they were made popular by Parisian fashion designers, who began showing them in their collections in the 1990’s.
Pashminas have many attractions. They can be very beautiful, soft, warm and light. As a bonus, many can be folded up and stowed in a handbag - perfect for a day out in a climate that has hot days, followed by cold nights.
These days Pashmina is easier to come by - you don't have to travel to India to get it!
Elegant Pashmina to suit all Styles and Personalities
Pashmina wraps and scarves are made of a fine cashmere wool, which gives both softness and warmth to the finished garment. This high-quality cashmere wool is made from the undercoat of a of mountain goat - this undercoat helps to keep the goat alive during the cold winter months, but is shed naturally in the summer. that lives up in the mountains of the state of Kashmir, an Indian state that is disputed territory. it is then collected and hand-spun into fabric and garments.
Pashmina comes in a rainbow of plain colors, as well as patterns and sometimes with hand-painted or embroidered designs. The great range of colors and patterns available means there is an elegant pashmina to suit any personality or style, thus they make beautiful birthday or anniversary gifts.
Pure 100% pashmina can feel a little bit too light and gauzy, due to its open weave. So, often, it is blended with silk to give it a smoother feel and an elegant sheen. The blend of pashmina and silk is still soft and very light weight, so it drapes beautifully.
Seven Stylish Ways To Wear Your Pashmina - Add a flourish to your outfit
The pashmina are very versatile. Smaller pashminas can be worn as scarfs or wraps. Larger pashminas can be worn as stoles or ponchos. You can use scarf slides and scarf clips to tie your pashmina in a variety of ways.
The most important thing is to feel comfortable. The traditional way to wear a shawl is to open it fully, then throw it behind your shoulders and move it off-centre so that one side is a little shorter than the other. Put the shorter side over one shoulder, and then take the longer side across and over the other shoulder to create a flattering, draped look.
If you want to experiment, this video shows some great ways to wear yours!
Pashmina and Fashion
Pashmina scarves are very fashionable at the moment. And, for good reason, they are stylish, warm, and comfortable to wear. They are available in a wide variety of plain colors, and traditional and modern patterns to compliment your clothing whether casual or formal.
Natural and Abstract Patterned Pashmina
It's a simple statement of fact that a correctly chosen pashmina shawl or scarf can complement an outfit for a formal occasion or, just as easily, for an informal lunch with friends. Whatever your taste, there is a color or pattern to suit you from two-tone paisley patterns, houndstooth, animal prints and floral designs.
An elegant blue rose on burgundy design scarf made of 100% high quality fine pashmina wool. Several color variations are available.
I think this has to be one of my favorites, with its soft, luxurious Pashmina feel. It is stylish and light weight making it perfect with any casual or formal outfit, at any event or occasion. Can be worn all year through as a wrap, scarf or shawl.
Animal and Bird Designs
If, like me, you are a nature lover, you will probably love animal patterns. I have seen many very beautiful animal designs, including leopard, tiger, zebra and snake prints. My favorite (at the moment) is a peacock feather design, which is very elegant.
A versatile shawl, made with a blend of 70% Cashmere Pashmina, 30% Silk Long Scarf, so it has softness, sheen and drapes well. This is a luxurious, lightweight and warm pashmina with a fashionable animal print pattern.
This soft light-weight shawl is 70 inches long. It can be folded to make a warm scarf. The pretty peacock feather design is available in several color variations. Click on the scarf photo to see the other designs.