Kashmiri embroidery or kashida is colourful and beautiful as Kashmir itself. Kashida embroidery splits into three types when referring to the motif design. Discover premium handmade Kashmiri pashmina shawls wraps for women and silk rugs. SEMINAR ON KASHIDA OF KASHMIR. Submitted byDeepika Bisht I.D Dept of Clothing and Textiles College of Home Science G.B.P.U.A&T.

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Other colours can also be used. Recent Blogs Mera wala blue: The base cloth, whether wool or cotton kashidw, is generally white or cream or a similar shade. Dhamija, Jaslean Asian Embroidery. Heavy pendant silver jewelry and neck sets compliment the look of this embroidery. Chamba region has highly skilled craftsmen.

Embroidery of India – Wikipedia

Mirrorwork is very popular for cushion covers and bedcovers, purses and decorative hangings as well as in decorative borders in women’s salwar-kameez and sari.

This delicate and traditional form of art was taken up by the younger men of Kashmir as a hereditary ownership from their ancestors.

With consumerism and disposable income on the rise, the retail sector has experienced rapid growth in the past decade, with many global players entering the Indian market. Kalabatan safed involves using silver wires on white material. Only one or two stitches are employed on one fabric. Tracing their journey to gourmet stardom Mirror, mirror on the wall Wilderness on a plate.

Embroidery of India

Aari work involves a hook, plied from the top but fed by silk thread kaahmir below with the material spread out on a frame.

Designs in Indian embroidery are formed on the basis of the texture and the design of the fabric and the stitch.


Besides, even traditional ceremonies and rituals can be complimented with this artwork, as it possesses the ability to mold with any environment or season. Famous for being done on silk and wool, Kashida is known kasmhir its simple stitches.

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Views Read Edit View history. The Muslim community uses Kinari or edging, a fringed border decoration. Plain wire is called ‘badla’, and when wound round a thread, it is called ‘kasav’.

This form uses metallic thread. Kashida is primarily done on canvas with crystal threads, but Kashida also employs pashmina and leather threads. However if we go further up along the paths of historical archives of fashion, it can be found that this embroidery was also creatively initiated by the residents of Srinagar.

Kashida: The Oldest Embroidery From India

A variation of Kutch work, this geometric embroidery starts with a foundation framework of herringbone stitch or Cretan stitch, and then this framework is completely filled with interlacing.

Lengths of wider golden ribbons are stitched on the edges of the fabric to create an effect of gold zari work. This movement creates loops, and repeats of these lead to a line of chain stitches. Small rectangular pieces of metal are squeezed shut around some threads of the fabric.

Simple shawls were given to them as a platform to exhibit their talent, which gradually enhanced their skill over a period of time, as they took over the other royal traditional fabrics like saris and various related garments. The samovar pattern is then filled up with intricate flowers and leaves and twigs; Kashir-jaal which implies fine network of embroidery, particularly on the neckline and sleeves of a dress material.


The total fabric production in India is expected to grow to Billion square metres by from 64 Billion square metres in Themes include human beings, animals, flowers, geometric designs and mythological figures. It started as a method of making quilts, but the same type of embroidery can also be found on saris, salwar suits, stoles, napkins, etc.

Embroidery in India includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by region and clothing styles. Statistics With over 45 Million people, employed directly, the handloom industry is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country.

It has been kadhmir that net profit of Rs 3. These stitches are however not executed more than twice. Your email address will not be published. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It is called Chandua based on patchwork: Variation of this form is neem-jaal, where again the work is less dense.

Wilkinson-Weber Embroidering Lives: The shawl, called poothkuli, has red and black bands between which the embroidery is done. Some of the stitches that kwshmir used in Chikankari work include: The Nilgiri Hills, inhabited by the Todu community have their own style called pugur, means flower.

The designs are first printed onto the fabric not with chaulk, but with a mixture of glue and indigo. The central themes focus on Lord Krishna.