(all images are via google as my photos are still in boxes)
I love to bring back "sussies" to my friends and loved ones when I go on a neat trip
The first time Mr. PV and I traveled to Paris the
Pashmina Shawl was all the rage! And I was majorly seduced by them!
they made the most perfect and elegant gift to bring home
easy to pack
no longer are Pashminas
hard to come by...in fact I can buy something very similar at
my local Alco store (not a REAL one of course)
They are inexpensive enough to wear as a swim suit cover or to a little league game where you might drip chili dogs and sno cones on them...
...and to have one in every color for every occasion!
Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it and was first invented in India. The name comes from Pashmineh (پشمینه), made from Indian pashm ("wool"). The wool comes from changthangi or Pashmina sheep, which is a special breed of sheep indigenous to high altitudes of the Himalayas in Nepal, Pakistan and Northern India. Pashmina shawls are hand spun, woven and embroidered in Nepal and Kashmir, and made from fine cashmere fibre.
So? How did they end up all the rage in Paris?
I'm not sure, but they were and still are!
and I still want one in every color...love the paisley!