This handspun cashgora yarn is a blend of cashmere and angora. It’s soft, warm, and downright cuddly. A few skeins of this fingering weight yarn and your making skills would produce a delicate scarf or shawl or the world’s most luxurious socks.
The yarn originates in the Pamir mountains in northern Tajikistan, at the edge of the Himalayas. It’s here that the Pamiri villagers raise small flocks of goats for meat, milk and fiber. In spring, the goats no longer need their down and start shedding. Pamiri women comb their goats and sell the fiber to buyers. (One female goat gives close to one pound of down and a purebred cashgora buck as much as two pounds.)
This luscious handspun cashgora was spun by Dilshod, a member of the “Pamiri” spinners from Tajikistan. She is very happy that she learned how to make export grade yarn. Now she has her own money and soon she will be moving into her own house and has money to buy dishes and support her family. Each skein is tagged with her name and photo so you know who spun your yarn.