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See the Image to the right: mine's tag says 55% pashmina 45% silk
on November 16, 2013
Mine's tag is not sewn on but put onto a corner with a fierce adhesive: when I tried to pull it off by one end, there was residue...but I was able to pull it cleanly off by the other side. Weird, huh? This tag is helpful because it includes the washing instructions which allow for cold wash, hanging dry and ironing. I've put wraps through the washing machine on the cold, delicate cycle and have even gotten away with light drying and taking them out damp. Make SURE when you wash it to use Shout Color Catcher if ANY thing else is washed with it. Especially the first time. Don't assume the dyes are set.
I love this wrap. It's possible that it is not true pashmina wool and silk because it isn't as smooth and soft as I thought it would be. However, it is possible that this is raw silk fiber rather than finely spun which is shinier. But you know what? I like this better. It has a bit more heft and is still soft enough without slipping off my shoulders quickly.
Be very careful in ordering, though. I bought the default black and dark red one and the "front" of mine is pretty much as pictured but not the same colors or look as the reverse is shown above. Look instead at the 3rd picture above because that is exactly what the "wrong" side of mine looks like. It's orange and taupe. At this price, this wrap is a great deal. I own a lot of scarves and wraps purchased both on Amazon and in stores. And from presents. Being black, this one will go with a lot of outfits. I really like the slender 4" ties at the ends which are braided. The design is even more dramatic than it's pictured: the black block is a triangle in one corner and the red is the same size triangle in the opposite corner. The red is bordered with large paisley shapes, then a large diagonal band of the blocks and then a band of large oriental flowers borders on the black. The border of blocks around the entire wrap really pulls the colors and designs together. It's really pretty. When you decide which color you want, make sure you get the design you prefer because there are differences. And several are labeled "sparkly." I bought one of those as well and really like it.