shahtoosh

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shah·toosh

 (shä-to͞osh′)
n.
1. Exceptionally light silky wool from the undercoat of the chiru.
2.
a. A soft light fabric made from this wool.
b. A scarf or shawl made of this wool.

[Ultimately (perhaps via Punjabi) from Kashmiri shāhtōsa : shāh, king (from Persian; see shah) + tōsa, shahtoosh wool.]

shahtoosh

(ˌʃɑːˈtuːʃ)
n
(Textiles) a soft wool that comes from the Himalyan ibex
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Perhaps the big difference between Butterfly and Mohsin, who describes herself as "part Butterfly, part journalist", is that Butterfly wants the Kashmir issue settled so that her shahtooshes can come out fast from there.