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What is Pashmina?
Pashmina is a fine type of Kashmiri wool. The textiles made from it were first woven in Indian Kashmir. The name comes from Persian: پشمینه‎ / pašmina, meaning "made from wool" and literally translates to "Soft Gold" in Kashmiri. Pashmina came to be known as 'cashmere' in the West because Europeans first encountered this fibre