How is pashmina made?

The entire pashmina making process is done by hand. Pashmina wool is collected every spring from the mountain goat “Chyangra” (Capra Hircus). Each goat produces only about 3 ounces of pashmina wool each year. With one pashmina shawl needing a minimum of 9 ounces, it takes about three goats to give that much. The yarn is spun on a spinning wheel locally known as ‘Charkha’ and then woven on a traditional loom. Hand-work is extremely painstaking and time-consuming task. It requires immense patience, dexterity, and dedication of experienced and expert workers.