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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It is also known as Mochibharat, as it used to be done by mochis cobblers.

Embroidery of India

Embroidery in India Embroidery. This embroidery flourished in the princely hill states of Kangra[7] ChambaBasholi, and other neighbouring provinces.

Zardozi is either a synonym or a more elaborate version of zari where the gold or silver embroidery is embellished with pearls and precious stones, gota and kinari, making this art only affordable by rich people.

The former is used for carpets and saddle cloths whereas the latter is used for dresses. This intricate Kashmiri embroidery enhanced the beauty of kashmor onto higher and trendier levels with the passing years.

Aari embroidery kashda practiced in various regions such as in Kashmir [3] and Kutch Gujarat. There kadhida two kinds of gold embroidery, one of a solid and rich kind called kar-chob and the other called tila-kar or kar-chikan utilising gold thread.

Other colours can also be used. The other chikan styles are that of Calcutta and Dacca. Chikan embroidery on silk is Lucknow’s own innovation. The Banni or Heer Bharat embroidery originates in Gujaratand is practiced mainly by the Lohana community. There is not much kashmirr to trace its origin but legend says that a Persian sufi saint brought the skill to Kashidq.


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. Saraf in the Journey of Craft Development, 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.

Mukesh work known also as badla or fardiincludes women making shiny stitches amid chikan embroidery using a needle and long, thin strips of metal. The Banjaras of Madhya Pradesh who are found in the districts of Malwa and Nimar have kashmif own style of embroidery where designs are mashida according to the weave of the cloth, and the textured effect is achieved by varying colours and stitches of the geometric patterns and designs.

The designs are first printed onto the fabric not with chaulk, but with a mixture kahsida glue and indigo. The Nilgiri Hills, inhabited by the Todu community have their own style called pugur, means flower. From rugs to shawls, from bags to kurtis, all kind of apparel and home decor today features intricate Kashida work in all its vibrancy.

It is a raised zari kashmif thread embroidery created by sewing flat stitches on cotton padding. 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. This delicate and traditional form of art was taken up by the younger men of Kashmir as a hereditary ownership from their ancestors.


Retrieved from ” https: Embroidery in India includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by kf and clothing styles. It draws inspiration from nature.

Embroidery of India – Wikipedia

Kalabatan safed involves using silver wires on white material. The craftsmen use shades that blend with the background.

It’s usually found in combination with other types of stitches like cross stitch, buttonhole stitch and satin stitch, nowadays not only by hand but also by machine. Your email address will not be published. The list includes satin kasshida, chain stitch, and stem stitch; herringbone and darning are also sometimes used.

The stitches include sozni satinzalakdozi chain and vata chikan button hole. Besides, costume jewellery and pearls can also enhance the beauty of the embroidery by maintaining the ethnicity of the entire look. The land of Kashmir etched its beautiful essence in the form of Kashida embroidery into the fashion world way back in the Mughal period which was patronized by the emperors and the royals of that era.