PASHMINA, it is the best cashmere wool in the world. It comes from China and Magnolia. The animal it comes from is Capra Hircus and expect this one lives way up in the Himalayas at heights of 12,000 to 14,000 feet or more there is little vegetation and extremely cold winters. The hardy little goats which live up there have little extra protein and nutrition to grow thick coats of hair and the inner coat of hair is Pashmina. In fact the word "pashm" means inside. Pashmina is only 12-14 microns thick which is thinner than a human hair. The most of the world's Pashmina shawls are woven on handlooms in Nepal. And most are woven on a warp of spun silk for increased suppleness and strength. In recent years this silk and CASHMERE blend has become the darling of the western fashion world.