The picture of the shawl looks way nicer than it actually is. Even though the tag says that it is 55% pashmina and 45% silk, I have my doubts about it. I have three other pashmina shawls and the texture of this one does not resemble those! There might be some pashmina in it, but certainly not silk. The colors in the picture are vibrant, but the actual stuff is somewhat dowdy. I wanted to order 3 shawls, but on last minute thought, ordered one only. Thank God for that! I will keep it for myself rather than giving it as a gift as was my original intention. I'm rather disappointed with the purchase.