Cashmilon acrylic is a synthetic yarn. It is lightweight and durable and although it feels similar to wool it is non fibrous. Acrylic yarns take dyes more easily making for a vibrant, rich color. Unlike most wool, it is machine washable without shrinkage or shedding and does not lose its shape. A beautiful color treatment has been given, while embroidering intricate designs on this fine shawl.This colorful embroidered shawl can go very well with any kind of outfit. No matter whether you wear western or traditional clothing, a luxurious embroidered shawl can include more sophistication.