India | Jammu and Kashmir


Kashidakari is a style of embroidery native to Jammu and Kashmir. This art form reflects the scenic and natural beauty of the state.

This embroidery uses various styles of stitches like darning stitch, chain stitch and the buttonhole stitch. The commonly used fabrics are wool, tussah, pashmeena (wool derived from the Pashmeena goat), ruffle silk and cotton textiles. An array of colors, which range from the darker shades to the lighter ones, is used in this work.

Updated on 7th February, 2016


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