An innovation by kellsons in pashmina known as "Shamina" refers to a type of shawls made from 13 micron fine Cashmere wool. Shamina shawls are hand spun, woven on handlooms. This unique fabric is manufactured completely by hand process, starting from gathering of Cashmere to spinning and then processing it on Handlooms. This natural Cashmere is 100% organic Pashmina without chemicals. This shawl is the finest Cashmere with shades of natural yarn of Cashmere distinguished with different color of stripes.1/2 inch self fringes.Our first launch of shamina was in 2000 in Paris flagship stores and 2001 on our online stores.Our internet archives may show up the then startup promotions.Kellsons is still in progress of innovating the qualities and Cashmere.
Products Shamina accessories are available in "stole" (28" x 80") to full sized shawl (36" x 80"). Shamina as originally innovation in pashmina resembles the designs of shahtoosh.
A traditional shamina shawl with can range in cost from $150 for an ultra plain shamina or up to $299 for a super high-quality pure shamina 1/1 weave shawl of 13.0 to 13.5 Micron. They are known for their softness and warmth. A craze for shamina since 2001 has resulted in high demand for these shawls worldwide.
One can easily smell the chemicals once it is close to the skin. The simple difference of both is easily known to every textile designer as powerlooms provide approximately six to eight shawls in a day and handloom can only make one shawl in 12 days.
It is also observed that Cashmere yarn used is machine spun for such shawls on powerloms as 13 micron is not possible to run on such machine due to its fragile nature. A handloom weaver easily weaves the shamina without compromising on quality of shawl. It is popularly made in small diamond and large diamond weave, Herringbone weave and multiple color embroideries. One can differentiate the commercial aspect by putting it towards light and observe a symmetric weave without any flaw. The purest shamina, which is made on handloom does, not have a consistent weave and may have flaws which are character of fabric.