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.
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 beautiful flowers, fruits, and birds. Aar work on bedsheets makes it more appealing. The upper side of the bedsheets are covered with heavy aar work with a combination of different flowers and other patterns.