EDIT, Wash report: I machine-washed the 'desert gold' (which is really medium khaki) on warm, delicate, with a load of usually-dry-clean cottons. Then put them all in the dryer at 'medium cotton' setting, using the moisture sensor for when drying stops (Kenmore). No shrinkage, and the shawl came out just fine; no fading, no color running on the other (similar-colored, but lighter) clothing. Better, in fact, than before I washed it. Soft. Still not fond of that color, but it matches my Pendelton khaki slacks (see my review here in Amazon, near same date, on the slacks). 100% Viscose.
Original review, follows below.
Since these are factory seconds, you do gamble that they will be good enough to wear. At about $3 each (price is higher, now) -- I took a chance on the yellow and the desert gold: their picture colors are accurate, though the actual scarves don't have much sheen (thank God). The package came from India, replete with customs declaration on the bag.
These are nice scarves, sized as you'd expect for Pashima design. Happily, there are no annoying tags. The desert gold (= wet beach sand, a warm khaki) has a run in it; but the yellow one was fine. I don't have a problem with the former scarf having a run in it.
Here, the idea is to have a substitute cover, versus a jacket. Either scarf-wrap is good enough to wear with nice clothing. I imagine one could machine wash on delicate or soak cycle, else hand wash in cold water and shampoo or Woolite; but the removable tape label says 'dry clean only'. I bet the color will run. But I also bet you could put this in the dryer, at lowest or air-only setting. Will try doing that, and will report back here. At this price, it's worth the risk to test. Alternately, hand swish-wash with mild shampoo (well-diluted), then drape over the previously-cleaned shower rod (i.e., if you're travelling and need to wash the scarf).
What surprises me the most, is that the fabric isn't threadbare. It's sheer, but nice. Two or three threads woven together, not merely one-to-one. Think of silky tights, and you'll have a sense of the feel. They are like thin t-shirt cotton, in weight.
I'd iron them on low heat with sizing, if you want a dressed-up look as a shawl. If you've no time to iron, just spray the scarf with water until it's damp, and drape over a cleaned shower rod. They should steam well, but I'd iron them with a thin towel over the fabric, just in case; for viscose means rayon, and it can melt.
Tassles are about 5" long, not the 2" in the product description. I don't like tassles, but they are pretty.
If you drape the scarf over your neck, or bunch it up to wear as a scarf, it looks nice. Could wear as a hood, too, in case of wind. Since it's Viscose, not silk, I'd not worry about rain.
Fabric has a very nice feel, to my mind better than silk (which is sometimes scratchy, itchy or 'hot').