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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Previous Post Next Post. The shawl, called poothkuli, has red and black bands between which the embroidery is done. Another is the khatao also called khatava or katava. Practiced by the Lambada [5] gypsy tribes of Andhra PradeshKashiad embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and beadwork.

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It uses a darn stitch done from the wrong side of the fabric using darning needles, one thread at a time, leaving a long stitch below to form the basic pattern. Small rectangular pieces of metal are squeezed shut around some threads of the fabric. The entire pattern is made with one or two embroidery stitches, and mainly chain stitch on a base of silk, wool and cotton: The most opulent form of Indian embroidery is the Zari and the Zardozi, known since the late 16th century, brought in India by the mighty Moghuls.

Your email address will not be published. Wilkinson-Weber Embroidering Lives: Kashida is primarily done on canvas with crystal threads, but Kashida also employs pashmina and leather threads. 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 best known of the Kutch Gujarat embroidery techniques is Aribharat, named after the hooked needle which forms the chainstitch.

Heavy pendant silver jewelry and neck sets compliment the look of this embroidery. Thread colors are inspired by local flowers. Famous for being kashidx on silk and wool, Kashida is known for its simple stitches. Mostly done as a commercial craft, it is one of the reasons for an active tourism industry in Kashmir — international as well as Indian tourists flock to the paradise to get that unique piece of shawl or jacket with authentic Kashmiri embroidery, that is a style statement in itself.

It is a raised zari metallic thread embroidery created by sewing flat stitches on cotton padding. Changing lifestyles and increasing demand for quality products are set to fuel the need for apparel.

This very colourful embroidery style, using stark contrast was traditionally used only for garments, but now it can be found on bags, accessories, home furnishings, etc.

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As this embroidered fabric can go along with every season of the year without compromising on comfort and convenience, the demand quotient for this embroidery has risen in numbers in every pocket of the world. It is also known as Mochibharat, as it used to be done by mochis cobblers.

Colourful embroidered cloth-hangings made in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. Smaller spangles are called ‘sitara’ and tiny dots made of badla are called ‘mukais’ or ‘mukesh’. Flowers, in all their variety and glory, occupy the craft — rose, lotus, hyacinth, iris, maple, vines, narcissus, in bright pastel colours. Plain wire is called ‘badla’, and when wound round a thread, it is called ‘kasav’.

Crediting to the influence of nature in such intrinsic artworks, international markets have also recognized and appreciated the beauty of this Kashmiri embroidery, which has also lashmir to floor the international masses across the globe.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bright red, yellow, black and white coloured cloth is laid in bands and joined with a white criss-cross stitch.

At least 40 different stitches are documented, of which about 30 are still practiced today and include flat, raised and embossed stitches, and the open trellis-like jaali work. Designs include Hindu gods, human forms, animals, flowers and vehicles.

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Chikan embroidery involves iashida use of white thread on white muslin tanzebfine cotton mulmulor voile, fine kashkda sheer fabrics which showcases shadow work embroidery the best. Tracing their journey to gourmet stardom Mirror, mirror on the wall Wilderness on a plate. Clothing in the Indian subcontinent. It’s usually found in combination with other types of stitches like cross stitch, buttonhole stitch and satin stitch, nowadays not only by hand but also by machine.

Rural Bengali women still do this with cotton saris, the embroidery thread being taken from the sari border. Previous post Next post. It has been reported that net profit of Rs 3.

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Besides, costume jewellery and pearls can also enhance the beauty of the embroidery by maintaining the ethnicity of the entire look. Kashmiri embroidery, also knows as Kashida, had its patronage in Persian and Mughal rulers. Iashida Punjab region also uses mukesh embroidery: The central themes focus on Lord Krishna. Recent Blogs Mera wala blue: