Kashmiri Work Dupatta
Kashmiri embroidery (also Kashida) is used for phirans (woollen kurtas) and namdahs (woollen rugs) as well as stoles and dupattas. It draws inspiration from nature. Birds, blossoms and flowers, creepers, chinar leaves, ghobi, mangoes, lotus, and trees are the most common themes of the embroidery. The entire pattern is made with one or two embroidery stitches, and mainly chain stitch on a base of silk, wool and cotton. The color of the fabric is usually white, off-white or cream but nowadays one can find stoles, dupattas and salwar-kameez sets in many other colors. 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. Sometimes, the doori (knot) stitches are used but not more than one or two at a time. Kashmiri hand-embroidered dupattas add unique charm to a plain dress. An elegant & time-tested accessory will make you look beautiful.