shahtoosh

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English[edit]

A shahtoosh (shawl)
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shahtoosh (plural shahtoosh or shahtooshes)

  1. (countable) A light but warm Kashmiri shawl made with hair from the chiru, or Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), an endangered species.
    • 2007, Paul Theroux, "Monkey Hill", in The Elephanta Suite, McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), ISBN 9780771085215, p. 43,
      These are first-quality shatoosh. Made from chin hairs of very rare Tibetan antelope. Woven in Kashmir.
  2. (uncountable) Fibre used in the making of such shawls.