I seriously doubt the veracity of the label which indicates the fabric is 45% silk and 55% pashmina. This is an inexpensive scarf/shawl most probably comprised solely of manmade materials such as viscose and acrylic. It is worth what it costs. In this case, the word 'pashmina' in the descriptor must refer to the type of garment, not the expensive cashmere wool known as pashmina. On the plus side, the fuschia color is nice and fairly true to the online appearance. I would also say the fabric "hand" is softer than its somewhat coarse weave appearance would lead you to think. My main issue with this item is that there is a garish white label glued to the scarf that is both unattractive and difficult (if not impossible) to cleanly remove without damaging the fabric. For this reason, I would not recommend this item unless you are confident you will not be bothered by the aesthetics of the [ugly] label. Of note is that after making my purchase and ruining my scarf in a failed attempt at label removal, I did read another post that indicates wetting the label makes its removal possible.