Kashmiri Embroidery

In terms of art and craft, India can always boast of a vibrant tradition. Almost each Indian state has a history of its great artistic abilities. The northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir is one of those states that make whole nation proud due to their unique craftsmanship and artistic skills. Kashmiri embroidery is known far and wide for its delicacy and refinement of artwork. Garments meant for wedding day and other ceremonial events feature various eye catching embroidery patterns. Kashmiri EmbroideryThe sobriety of the Kashmiri embroidery makes it a rage among all, irrespective of cast and communities.

Practicing the art with utmost dedication, karigars at Sherwani Store are known for their deftness in creating captivating Kashmiri embroidery patterns. They work day in day out to develop elegant embroidery patterns making the use of multi-colour threads. Since Kashmiri embroidery is done with the least of tilla work, it is the unique Resham and cotton thread patterns that breathe life into the patterns. The motifs used in the embroidery mainly include leaves, tendrils etc. Collectively, these motifs are termed as 'booti' work. These patterns are extremely sober and yet so very fascinating.

Kashmiri embroidery symbolizes solemn craftsmanship. Though loved by all who have an eye for refinement, Kashmiri embroidery are almost a rage among NRIs. Due to the high popularity among NRIs, the embroidery form has also won its followers all across the globe. People love to wear garments featuring Kashmiri embroidery and they love India for creating such wonderful and exemplary artwork.

Kashmiri Embroidery can be easily worked on simply any type of silk fabric including Matka Silk, Patola Silk, Raw Silk, Tussore Silk and Pure Silk among others. The embroidery also quite well suits the plain Japani fabric. Kashmiri embroidery is done making use of a either a sewing needle or hook needle or both, depending on the variety of embroidery patterns. Craftsmen first fix (or stretch) the fabric on a wooden frame where they sit cross-legged to weave numerous design patterns. For small embroidery designs, a round wooden frame is used while for larger patterns, craftsmen use a bigger wooden frame, locally known as 'adda'.