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what is a pashmina?

(17 Posts)
emily05 Tue 24-May-05 18:19:28

anybody? thanks

Fio2 Tue 24-May-05 18:20:29

its a shawl really

Fio2 Tue 24-May-05 18:20:47

but usually rectangular

giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 18:21:46

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giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 18:21:59

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noddyholder Tue 24-May-05 18:22:08

its a shawl/wrap mage from a goat /cashmere

Lonelymum Tue 24-May-05 18:23:12

here

WideWebWitch Tue 24-May-05 18:23:25

here

bundle Tue 24-May-05 18:24:08

but the ones you see on market stalls for a tenner have Nothing To Do With Goats, Himalayan or Otherwise

Lonelymum Tue 24-May-05 18:24:25

Beat you to it WWW! [sticking tongue out emoticon]

giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 20:17:26

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Whizzz Tue 24-May-05 20:22:00

very expensive if its a real one !

emily05 Wed 25-May-05 09:46:04

thanks for these replies! So thorough as well, with links! Very impressed!

Carameli Wed 25-May-05 10:54:58

It was a cold December when I got married a few years ago, so I splashed out on a gorgeous pashmina. It was £100 if I remember correctly.
Since then I have used it so so so so so much. Its lovely on a chilly summer day/evening to just have something to wrap around your shoulders.
Has been great on long haul flights to keep you snug.
Is also nice to wrap around you when snuggling up in front of the tv. They are really a brilliant buy!!I love them. They just work with anything.

Lizzylou Wed 25-May-05 10:57:10

Girrafeski...me too...how I wish I'd bought up all the pashminas selling for £8 (!!!!!) when in Nepal! I'd be well rich now....All my female relatives got one for christmas that year!

ponygirl Wed 25-May-05 10:58:20

These are lovely - I have two. An ordinary one and a water one that I bought last week for a wedding. V reasonable prices and gorgeous. Good service too. Think they may be addictive though: I have a new need for pashminas in lots of different colours!

hoxtonchick Wed 25-May-05 11:06:41

there's a great shop on great portland street, just near oxford circus which sells hundreds and is very reasonable (but not so cheap that they're made of polyester!), think it's called kimko or something similar. at the junction with mortimer st anyway.

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