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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Plain wire is called ‘badla’, and when wound round a thread, it is called ‘kasav’.

Embroidery of India – Wikipedia

Your email address will not be published. Apart from clothes, it’s found on home furnishings like bed spreads, sofa and floor cushions, and pillow covers. It is a raised zari metallic thread embroidery created by sewing flat stitches on cotton padding. This form uses metallic thread. Small pieces of zari ribbon are applied onto the fabric with the edges sewn down to create elaborate patterns.

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This ornamentation method originated in Persia during 13th century and involves little pieces of mirror in various sizes which are encased in the decoration of the fabric first by interlacing threads and then with buttonhole stitch.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Embroidery of India. This embroidery, like Kantha, is practiced by women.

The entire pattern is made with one or two embroidery stitches, and mainly chain stitch on a base of silk, wool and cotton: Kasmir lifestyles and increasing demand for quality products are set to fuel the need for apparel.

Practiced by the Lambada [5] gypsy tribes of Andhra PradeshBanjara embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and beadwork. Simple shawls were given to them as a kasuida to exhibit their talent, which gradually enhanced their skill over a period of time, as they took over the other royal kahsida fabrics like saris and various related garments.

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Flowers, in all their variety and glory, occupy the craft — rose, lotus, hyacinth, iris, maple, vines, narcissus, in bright pastel colours. Kathi embroidery was introduced by ‘Kathi’ the cattle breeders, who kahmir wanderers.

It has been reported that net profit of Rs 3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dhamija, Jaslean Asian Embroidery. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle, and permutations and combinations of these constitute the design.

As Todas worship the buffaloes, buffalo becomes an important motif in the Toda embroidery among mettvi kaanpugur, Izhadvinpuguti and others.

Sindhi stitch or Maltese cross stitch is also similar but the innovation of the Kutchi women have taken it beyond the traditional designs The present form of chikan meaning elegant kashidw on fabric work is associated with the city of Lucknowin Uttar Pradesh.

Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab, Patiala. Different festivals like Diwali, Holi, Navaratri and other folk festivals have over several years witnessed the beauty of Kashida embroidered outfits donned by the women population of Kashimir.

Previous post Next post. This embroidery flourished in the princely hill states kaashmir Kangra[7] ChambaBasholi, and other neighbouring provinces.

Kashida: The Oldest Embroidery From India

A combination of weaving and embroidery and was once a high status symbol. Traditionally, worn out clothes and saris were piled together and stitched into quilts.

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

Tracing their journey to gourmet kaxhida Mirror, mirror on the wall Wilderness on a plate. The base cloth, whether wool or cottonis generally white or cream or a similar shade.

This intricate Kashmiri embroidery enhanced the beauty of garments onto higher and trendier levels with the passing years. Rural Bengali women still do this with cotton saris, the embroidery thread being taken from the sari border.


Flower embroidery of Uttar Pradesh[19] especially in Aligarh. Some of the stitches that are used in Chikankari work include: Slowly and gradually with the passing years, embroidery composition and its related style, structure and color combinations took over the transformation route and showcased different form of variations that suited the changing generations.

Chikan embroidery involves the use of white thread on white muslin tanzebfine cotton mulmulor voile, fine almost sheer fabrics which showcases shadow work embroidery the best.

The Muslim community uses Kinari or edging, a fringed border decoration. However if we go further up along kahmir paths of historical archives of fashion, it can be found that this embroidery was also creatively initiated by the residents of Srinagar. The picturesque flora and the variety of of migrating birds found in Kashmir finds expression in their skillful embroidery. It is also known as Mochibharat, as it used to be done by mochis cobblers. Known to be one of the most ancient and traditional type of intrinsic art, Kashida Embroidery, also spelled as Kasida defines its cultural iashmir through the medium of bead and threadwork, which has gained maximum popularity, fame and recognition in the ethnic land of Jammu and Kashmir.

Previous Post Next Post. Besides, even traditional ceremonies and rituals can be complimented with this artwork, as it possesses the ability to mold with any environment or season.

Besides, costume jewellery and pearls can also enhance the beauty of the embroidery by maintaining the ethnicity of the entire look.