Suja Abbas and a group of artisans have been hand weaving Pashmina stoles, shawls, scarves for over seven decades. They are one of the oldest suppliers of Pashmina shawls and stoles to some of the most respected retail brands in the country. He and his family has won numerous national and international awards. They also work with other artisans in their village to create masterpieces from Pashmina. For the starters, Pashmina name comes from Persian Pašmina, meaning "made from wool" and literally translates to "Soft Gold" in Kashmiri. It is a fine type of wool found in Kashmir, Himachal and Nepal regions. The textiles made from it were first woven in Kashmir. The wool comes from four distinct breeds of the Cashmere goat; namely the Changthangi or Kashmir Pashmina goat from the Changthang plateau in Kashmir region, the Malra from Kargil area in Kashmir region, the Chegu from Himachal Pradesh in northern India and Pakistan, and Chyangara or Nepalese Pashmina goat from Nepal. These shawls are hand spun, and woven in Kashmir and Nepal, and made from fine cashmere fibre.