Ambani family gave this special shawl from Kashmir along with the wedding card of son and daughter-in-law, know the price

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Only a few days are left for Anant-Radhika's wedding and the Ambani family has started distributing wedding cards to their close ones. If you have seen the wedding invitation on social media, you must be saying – “Is this what is called a rich man's card?” Your eyes must have remained wide open. But there was one more thing that caught people's attention and that was a special shawl. Yes, and this was not any ordinary shawl but a special pashmina shawl, which is specially made in Kashmir.
Let us tell you, the price of this shawl is in thousands and the quality is such that if you buy it once, your future generations will keep using it. Let us tell you a little history of Pashmina Shawl, where it is found in Delhi and how you can identify it while buying it. (Photo Credit: sheetalchopra@twitter and Loveleen Ramchandani@instagram)

History of Pashmina Shawl

According to history, in the 15th century, the ruler of Kashmir, Zainul Abdin, established the wool industry and thus promoted Kashmiri pashmina shawls. Not only this, Kashmiri shawls gained the most popularity during the Mughal rule and apart from Kashmir, it also got recognition in other parts of India and the world. Let us tell you, when Akbar conquered Kashmir, a special 'Khilat' ceremony was organized here, in which Kashmiri pashmina shawls were given as gifts.

How did this name come about?

The word Pashmina is derived from the Persian word 'Pashm', which means wool. Pashm also means weaving of wool. Let us tell you, wool is extracted from a special breed of Kashmir mountain goat, which is called Chyangra or Chyangri. These goats are especially seen in the hilly areas of Kashmir, Ladakh, Nepal, Tibet.

It takes 6 years to build it

It takes 6 years to build it

No, it does not take 6 years to make every shawl. If the Pashmina shawl is being made of premium quality, then it takes 6 years to make it. According to the information, this shawl was also liked during the Dogra, Sikh and Mughal era. Pashmina shawls were worn a lot at that time. Not only this, kings and Maharajas also used to wear this shawl with great fondness.

What is the price of pashmina shawl?

What is the price of pashmina shawl?

If we talk about the price of Pashmina Shawl, then its price in the markets and showrooms of Kashmir starts from 5000 and goes up to 25 to 30 thousand. This price increases even more in winters. On the other hand, if you want to buy Pashmina Shawl from any Emporium in Delhi, then its price will be between 3000 to 50,000. Copy Pashmina Shawl is also sold in the market here, which you will easily get for 2000.

Kashmir Emporium of Delhi

Kashmir Emporium of Delhi

Kashmir Emporium in Connaught Place, Delhi is one of the best. You will find a wide variety of pashmina shawls here. Try to buy shawls with GI tag (this tag cannot be copied). The emporium is open from 10 AM to 8 PM. The nearest metro station is Shivaji Metro Station.


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