A shawl is a piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head.
Cashmere/pashmina shawls comes in a range of sizes in length from 72
inch to 80 inch. The width varies between 28 inch to 67 inch. 80 Inches
x 40 Inches is a typical dimension of pashmina shawls ; 28 inch wide by
72 inch is also another popular choice.
Shawl and pashmina name comes from Kashmir, but it originates from Hamedan
Persia. Sources consider Cashmere crafts were introduced by Sayeed Ali Hamadani
In the 14th century Mir Ali Hamadani came to Ladakh, home land of pashmina
goats where, for the first time in history he found that the Ladakhi kashmiri
goats produced soft wool. He took someof this goat wool and made socks which
he gave as a gift to king of Kashmir, Sultan Qutabdin. Afterwards Hamadani
suggested to the king that they start a shawl weaving industry in Kashmir
using this wool. That is how pashmina shawls began.
What is the difference between cashmere scarves and shawls?
The only difference between scarf, shawl and stole is the size. If you
are looking for specific measurements, check the internet. You may
find various accounts for the measurements because the fashion industry
does not typically follow exact standards.
Shawls are used in order to keep warm, to complement a costume, and for
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