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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Small rectangular pieces of metal are squeezed shut around some threads of the fabric. Kashmiri embroidery is known kasihda its effective execution of a single stitch, often called the Kashmiri stitch. Colourful embroidered cloth-hangings made in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. Chikan embroidery is believed to have been introduced by Nur Jahan, [9] the wife of Jahangir. Designs include not only flowers and fruit and animals such as parrots and elephants, but also temples, women carrying pots, and the ubiquitus mango shape.

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. Sozni, Crewel Aaripapier mache are some of the popular kinds of embroidery with a huge global demand. Nowadays Zardosi thread has a plastic core and a golden-coloured outside.

Saraf in the Journey of Craft Development, It is called Chandua based on patchwork: It is said that this technique originated in far away land of Armenia and found its way to Gujarat by travelling Nomads. Variation of this form is neem-jaal, where again the work is less dense.

A combination of weaving and embroidery and was once a high status symbol. Kashmiri embroidery also Kashida is used for phirans woollen kurtas and namdahs woollen rugs as well as stoles.

Intrinsic needlework and quality was webbed into the mashida maze of creativity and innovation using a wide spread of colors and patterns which intertwined the mood and spirits of the craftsmen with the essence of the pure kashmie, and that too through the traditional form of embroidery which involved the role of one or two styles of embroidery stitching.


Retrieved from ” https: The Kashmiri tea-pot is a unique feature of Kashmiri embroidery. Thousands of women from kutch Gujarat and sikar, churu Rajasthan kxshmir engaged in doing hand embroidery work like tie, mirror work, beads on fabric. Practiced by the Lambada [5] gypsy tribes of Andhra PradeshBanjara embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and beadwork.

The base cloth, whether wool or cottonis generally white or cream or a similar shade. This embroidery was also witnessed on cushion covers, veils, bed covers, curtains, carpets, bags, dress materials and many other articles of daily and personal purposes, besides silk sareesjackets, stoles and shawls.

The thread consists of coiled metal wires placed on the right side of the fabric and couched with a thinner thread. This embroidery, like Kantha, is practiced by women. Lengths of wider golden ribbons are stitched on the edges of the fabric to create an effect of gold zari work. Once real gold and silver thread was used, on silk, brocade and velvet fabric. From rugs to shawls, from bags to kurtis, all kind of apparel and home decor today features intricate Kashida work in all its vibrancy.

It draws inspiration from nature.

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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. However, characteristic forms of stitch were developed in Lucknow: The present form of chikan meaning elegant patterns on fabric work is associated with the city of Lucknowin Uttar Pradesh.

Bagh and phulkari embroidery of the Punjab region has influenced Heer Bharat embroidery in its use of geometrical motifs and stitchery.

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Dhamija, Jaslean Asian Embroidery. Plain wire is called ‘badla’, and when wound round a thread, it is called ‘kasav’. This movement creates loops, and repeats of these lead to a line of chain stitches. Kasuti is done with single thread and involves counting of each thread on kwshida cloth.


Chikan embroidery on silk is Lucknow’s own innovation. A variation of Kutch work, this geometric embroidery starts with a foundation framework of herringbone kaehmir or Cretan stitch, and then this framework is completely filled with interlacing. The other hand feeds the thread from lashmir underside, and the hook brings it up, making a chainstitch, but it is kashjir quicker than chainstitch done in the usual way: Kashmiri embroidery is known for the skilled execution of a single stitch, which is often called the Kashmiri stitch and which may comprise the chain stitch, the satin stitch, the slanted darn stitch, the stem stitch, and the herringbone stitch.

Bright red, yellow, black and white coloured cloth is laid in bands and joined with a white criss-cross stitch. Other colours can also be used.

Birds, blossoms and flowers, creepers, chinar leaves, ghobi, mangoes, lotus, and trees are the most common themes. Embroidery in India Embroidery.

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This embroidery style is made by the Rabari [28] or Rewari community of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Itihas, Kala, Sahit, te Sabiachar aad.

This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Recent Blogs Mera wala blue: Designs include Hindu gods, human forms, animals, flowers and vehicles. Stitches like Gavanti, Murgi, Negi and Menthi form intricate patterns like gopura, chariot, palanquin, lamps and conch shells, as well as peacocks and elephants, in fixed designs and patterns. Persian and Kashmiri embroidery blended its essence together and came out with various forms of nature influenced motifs and designs which defined the Indo Persian floral pattern and design outlook in the artwork of Kashida.

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.