Kashmiri Karigar
February 3, 2016 Cushion


Kashmiri embroidery has evolved over centuries with influence from many cultures. Designs have developed over time from the Moors, Persians, Turks, and beyond. The color palettes complement the four seasons while the designs are inspired by science and art in nature. Kashmiri embroidery is essentially a harmonious blend of flowers, fruits, and birds. The crewel […]

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February 3, 2016 Bedsheets


One type of embroidery is called Aari. Such adornment is a specialty of the Kashmiri artisans who create it in elegant, concentric rings of chain stitch using a special hooked needle known as ‘ aar’ which is similar to a crochet needle. Aari embroidery was introduced to Mughal rulers in the 12th century by the Persians. […]

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February 3, 2016 Puncho


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