Kashmiri embroidery(also Kashida) is used for phirans (woollen kurtas) and namdahs (woollen rugs)as well as stoles. It draws. Kashida, also known as Kasida, is one of the oldest forms of embroidery that originated in Jammu and Kashmir. Kashida embroidery is created. Kashmir is best known for a lot of things and its beauty being top of the list. But in that list, Kashida embroidery has also made its place quite.

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Everything About Kashmiri Kashida Embroidery | Utsav Fashion Blog

This delicate and traditional form of art was taken up by the younger men of Kashmir as a hereditary ownership from their ancestors. Designs include Hindu gods, human forms, emroidery, flowers and vehicles.

Naksha is embroidery on many layers of cloth like quiltingwith running stitch. 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. Lengths of wider golden ribbons are stitched on the edges of the fabric to create an effect of gold zari work. 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.

Embroidery in India Embroidery. The designs are first printed onto the fabric not with chaulk, but with a mixture of glue and indigo.

Flower embroidery of Uttar Pradesh[19] especially in Aligarh. Embroiidery, worn out clothes and saris were piled together and stitched into quilts. There are various types kashlda Chikan work: The Toda embroidery has its origins in Tamil Nadu. Practiced by the Lambada [5] gypsy tribes of Andhra PradeshBanjara embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and beadwork.

Thread colors are inspired by local flowers. There are many other intrinsic styles like sozni work, papier mache work embrokdery even hook or ari work which comes under the wings of this embroidery style, as traditional motifs like animals, birds, flowers, and fruits are woven into the fabric with the threads of gold, silver and other metallic colored threads which replicate the sheer essence of the mystic nature.


Variation of this form is neem-jaal, where again the work is less dense. This embroidery flourished in the princely hill states of Kangra[7] ChambaBasholi, and other neighbouring provinces.

Saraf in the Journey of Craft Development, Another is the khatao also called khatava or katava. It’s usually found in emvroidery with other types of embroirery like cross stitch, buttonhole stitch and satin stitch, nowadays not only by hand but also by machine. Besides there are many other stitches like satin stitch, herringbone, stem stitch, chain stitch, knot stitch and many more which are also creatively implemented.

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Intrinsic needlework and quality was kashiad into the finest maze of creativity and innovation using a wide spread of colors embroivery patterns which intertwined the mood and spirits of the craftsmen with the essence of the pure nature, and that too through the traditional form of embroidery which involved the role of one or two styles of embroidery stitching. Apart from clothes, it’s found on home furnishings like bed spreads, sofa and floor cushions, and pillow covers.

Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab, Patiala. Gota-kinari practiced mainly in Jaipurutilising fine shapes of bird, animals, human figures which are cut and sewn on to the material. The embroidery adorns the shawls. Thousands of women from kutch Gujarat and sikar, churu Rajasthan are engaged in doing hand embroidery work like tie, mirror work, beads on fabric. It is also known as Mochibharat, as it used to be done by mochis cobblers. McLeod The Sants: 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.

Embroidfry include not only flowers and fruit and animals such as parrots and elephants, but also temples, women carrying pots, and the ubiquitus mango shape. Aari work involves a hook, plied from the top but fed by silk thread from below with the material spread out on a frame. Clothing in the Indian subcontinent. The Muslim community uses Kinari or edging, a fringed border decoration.

Originally chandua work was done to built the chariots for Puri Rath Yatra and was also used for parasols, canopies and pillows for the Rath Yatra.

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The present form of chikan meaning elegant patterns on fabric work is associated with the city of Lucknowembeoidery Uttar Pradesh. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle, and permutations and combinations of these constitute the design. Mirrors of all shapes and sizes are incorporated in the embroidery, as a result of the belief that mirrors protect from evil spirits. Kasuti is done with single thread and involves counting of each kashixa on the cloth.


Simple shawls were given to them as a platform to emboridery 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. Persian kashiva 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.

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 managed to floor the international masses across the globe.

Chikan embroidery on silk is Lucknow’s own innovation.

Its distinctive property is that the base is a dull hand-spun or khadi cloth, with bright coloured threads that cover it completely, leaving no gaps. Other colours can also be used. Known to be one of the most ancient and traditional type of intrinsic art, Kashida Embroidery, also spelled as Kasida defines its cultural essence through the medium of bead and threadwork, which has gained maximum popularity, fame and recognition in the ethnic land of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, characteristic forms of stitch were developed in Lucknow: Plain wire is called ‘badla’, and when wound round a thread, it is called ‘kasav’. Different festivals like Diwali, Holi, Navaratri and other folk festivals have over several years witnessed the beauty of Fmbroidery embroidered outfits donned by the women population of Kashimir.

The base cloth, whether wool or cottonis generally white or cream or a similar shade.