It certainly has a luxurious hand, but does not behave like any cashmere I'm aware of. It constantly pills and deposits its dander on everything that it comes in contact with. You may see that I have posted quite a few reviews. i typically purchase, but may not use something for quite some time after purchasing it. Because of that, I cannot return the item(s). This is to help out those who may shop as I do.
I bought 2 of these throws, one for myself and one as a gift. They are both gorgeous and my friend was very happy also. I would have given a 5 star rating to the comfort as they were a little harsh straight out of the bag. However after 2-3 days the throw was wonderfully soft.
I was looking for a 100% cashmere throw for my mother. I was very disappointed after this arrived in the mail and it was marked as a pashmina/wool blend. It's got the Himalayan branding bag that it comes in, but right in front is the card that explains that it is a pashmina/wool blend. I also ordered the other HImalayan knit throw and that truly is 100% cashmere. I bought the knit throw for my mother-in-law. It was more money, but softer and warmer. She was very happy with the knit Himalayan cashmere throw.
I ordered the throw in Crimson and was nervous that the color might not be true to the picture. I am happy to say I am thrilled with the color -- a beautiful, vibrant crimson as shown. It does have a label claiming 100% cashmere and does feel like cashmere to me and not itchy like Virgin Wool can sometimes feel. A couple of reviews refer to its softness as not being like that of a cashmere sweater -- it is actually not supposed to feel like a sweater since it is a beautifully woven small blanket. It is soft and lightweight, yet warm enough to cuddle up under to watch TV and small enough to take on a plane for travel comfort (although I will probably still use my Pashmina for travel). I have throws that are 41" wide and 50" wide -- this one at 45" is fine, although I personally would prefer it a tiny bit wider. I am completely happy and would order again and also feel confident to give as a gift. Happy Holidays!
This throw was a good value. It is weighty but not quite as soft as I was hoping for. I think of cashmere as being very flully soft and this is more like a really soft wool.It did soften up after a few days. I bought it for my husband and he loves it. The really soft cashmere throws I've seen run over $500 so I'm happy with this one for the price.
This cashmere throw may not be what some might expect. It is not a light and fluffy confection like some sweaters. It is a substantial and well made textile, substantial in feel and strength, light in weight and very warm. Is is soft (and getting softer with use) with absolutely no sign of pilling. The fringe is well executed and shows no signs of ravelling, fraying or breaking off. This is a high quality textile that anyone would be proud to display and use. I also bought one for my mother-in-law. I will be buying another one.