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The elaborate process and deft craftsmanship
The Changthangi Goat sheds its Pashm wool with the advent of summer. This wool, called Pashm is harvested using a specialized comb and a manual process of dusting follows to remove adhered impurities like sand, dust, and more. The Pashm is then sorted on the basis of its finesse, length, and color.
The harvested Pashm fiber is then sent to the Valley of Kashmir, where it is dehaired. The process filters out the outer coat of guard hair for the Pashm to be processed further. The fibre is now fit to be spun into yarns.
The process of spinning the Pashm fibre has traditionally been done by the womenfolk over a Charkha like wheel known as Yinder. Women impale the dehaired raw Pashmina repeatedly on an upright comb which is set on a wooden stand. The combed Pashmina is obtained in the form of a Tumb followed by gluing with soaked rice. The Pashm, which is now hand spun is now ready to meet its weaver.
The weaver first winds the Pashmina yarn on a small flange bobbin manually using Parota. He then sizes the yarn in hank form using Saresh as an adhesive to improve its strength and weavability. The Pashmina yarn is then mounted over a handloom from which it is woven by skilled artisans into warps and wefts to form luxury wraps and apparel.
The wraps or apparel hence conjured is given varied colors using dyes by the Rangur. The luxury Pashmina is then washed and ironed for the final finishing to refine its grandiose.