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ShawlElegant wraps in aesthetic designs and colors make an upper crust impression in any social or formal occasion. Shawls are a traditional accessory that embellish the feminine grace and have a rich history weaved in their delicate warm fibres. Shawls are widely used as a necessary part of the attire in various countries, especially in India and more so in cold regions like the North. Besides fulfilling the basic requirement of keeping us warm, they are also used to depict status symbol.

Due to its wide appeal and usage, a shawl is an apt gift for various occasions. One would have seen great achievers, politicians, award winners etc. being honored with exclusive silk shawls during Felicitation functions. Women in small towns and urban regions flaunt the latest designs and make during weddings or even kitty parties. In a nutshell, shawls are an exclusive common utility.

Shawls are available in enormous types, fabric, designs, colours and are different for different seasons! Designer beaded ones, sophisticated Jamewar ones, embroidered or crocheted, evening wraps of silk, wedding shawls, Paisley shawls, exquisite Pashmina shawls, pure Cashmere shawls, Alpaca shawls etc. are some of the well-known breeds of preferred products. These are available in a series of colours, in form of stoles and in different designs too.

Of these, it is the Pashmina and Cashmere shawl that is the most popular of them. Pashmina shawls are a product of genius artistry and derived from the Pashmina goat in the Himalayas. Due to its high quality and warm fabric. To enhance the aesthetic appeal, pahsmina is usually mixed with silk in different proportions. Cashmere shawls are equally famous and are known so since they are made in Kashmir from the wool of the cashmere goat.

Pashmina wraps and shawls pose as the perfect gift for a bride and the bridesmaid. In fact, in India it is a tradition to gift the bride, bridesmaids and the mother with a shawl each. The shawls embedded with Swarovski or other Embroidery beautify it further. Pashmina are also known to be a great business or corporate gift due to its style and snob appeal. The shawls can be opulently beaded with supple colours and finely textured embroidery for that distinctive element.

Various other options to gift on Mothers Day or Womans Day are the Knit crochet poncho shawls, pure woolen, Silk etc. Crocheted ones are selling like hot cakes due to their handiwork and amazing designs and colors. Ever since its inception, about 100 years ago, the shawl has metamorphosed in terms of trends, designs, usage, fabric etc. But the most widely used is the wrap - round that works for women of all ages and sizes.

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