The Kashmir region is well known for being the home of the most gifted craftsmen of this part of the world. One of the specialties of Kashmir is Chain Stitched embroidery, also known as ari embroidery. Chain stitch is one of the oldest of the decorative stitches and is the basis of a large group of stitches.
The use of the ari embroidery has a long history and is widespread, throughout the world. It is believed to have originated in Persia and India, where it is worked with the aid of a fine hook known as an 'Ari'. In the west, this tool, which looks like a pointed crochet hook, is also known as a 'tambour' hook.
Chain stitch sewn by hand will display separate stitches throughout the embroidery. Rows of chain stitch work are made to form solid patterns usually rotating from the center and creating an embossed effect to add richness to the textile.
Crewel is done on the thick material popularly used for furnishing and usually carries flowing floral and creeper designs. Crewel Embroidery is done on hand-woven Cotton Dosooti Fabric, Cotton Duck, Linen, Jute, etc. The Crewel embroidery, done in thick woolen yarn by a pointed crochet, provides a very dazzling and durable material for drapes and upholsterys. All embroidery is done by hand in either single or double ply wool.
The motifs are generally floral, tree of life, birds, geometrical and animal motifs etc. We can also develop designs requested by buyers. The craft is also available on Bedspreads, Cushion Covers, Rugs / Carpets in various sizes.
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