Kashmiri Embroidery
by Altaf
Hassan Abad, Srinagar, Kashmir
Mobile: 94194 02081 ; e-mail: altaf_mehdi@yahoo.com

(I do not take orders.  Pl contact the artists directly.)

October 28, 2010

Kashmiri embroidery is fine work executed on cotton as well as synthetic fabric. The thread used is from fine wool of the pashmina goats, handspun by the old ladies of the village. Dress materials, shawls, covers, bags are all equisitely decorated with fine hand embroidery mostly using chain and satin stitches for filling up the motifs. The designs are usually flowers, leaves and other inspiration drawn from nature.
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