The Kashmir region is well known for being the home of the most gifted craftsmen of this part of the
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 Stitch 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 crochet hook, is known as a 'tambour' hook. The needlework produced using this method is known as tambour embroidery. Chain stitch sewn by hand will display separate stitches throughout the embroidery.
Furnishing fabrics on which the chain stitch embroidery is done are more popular as crewel fabrics. The subtle glowing colors and rich textures of the crewel embroidered fabrics are harmonious with any setting, be it traditional or modern.
Crewel Fabrics complement the varieties of tones found in old and new timber and stone and enrich simple painted walls. The versatile Crewel Fabric is suitable for Bed covers, Bed heads, Curtains, Light Upholstery, duvet covers, blankets and Cushions.
The base fabric on which the embroidery is done can be velvet, cotton, silk or poly organza. The embroidery thread used is either silk or wool.
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