Market: French Quarters
“This is a small Pondicherry shop . The owners are from Kashmir. They stock authentic pashmina shawls ,woolen shawls and carpets. They definitely have a good collection of shalwls. While some are just plain shawls others come with embroidery and lace work . Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it. They were first woven in India. These shawls are made of Pashm or Pashmina, which is the wool of a species of the wild Asian mountain goat,which is a special breed of goat indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalayas in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Pashmina shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered in Nepal and Kashmir.
Pure pashmina is a rather gauzy, open weave, as the fibre cannot tolerate high tension. The most popular pashmina fabric is a 70% pashmina/30% silk blend, but a 50/50 combination is also common.They are known for their softness and warmth.
The also stock some beautiful carpets in addition to a limited section of handicrafts from Tibet, Nepal and India.You can check out the prices of carpets and shawls form other shops that are closeby ,before you finalise your purchases here.”
They also stock costume jewelry and jewels, antiques and figures in bronze and brass, papier mache items, home decor, furnishing and furniture.
Pashmina (cashmere), shawls and scarves , costume jewelry and Tibetan handicrafts