Kashmir Silk Carpets

September 7, 2010

The vast cultural and ethnic diversity of Kashmir has enabled a variety of motifs, techniques and crafts to flourish on this land. The various handicrafts are in tune with its age old splendid civilization, which has been perfected over centuries. The diverse articles ranging from woolen textiles, pashmina shawls, embroidered suits, Kashmir silk saris, pappier machie, wood carving, hand knotted carpets etc. are crafted by highly skilled craftsmen, creating distinct products.

Silk carpets are the most exotic carpets amongst all types. Lustrous appearance, bright colors, detailed patterns and dense knotting make them pieces of art. Silk carpets are most commonly the hand knotted carpets. China, Persia, Turkey and Kashmir in India are famous for high quality silk carpets.

Kashmir Silk Carpets & Rugs
Hand knotted silk carpets of Kashmir are renowned for their shine, softness and fine workmanship in the world. These silk carpets display fine workmanship and intricate designs. The motifs and patterns are inspired form nature to hunting scenes, bird and animal motifs or thematic designs like historical romances. Apart from carpets, hand knotted rugs such as felt rug are made from beaten wool, which is then embroidered over, is an important branch of the kasida industry of Kashmir.

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One Comment on "Kashmir Silk Carpets"


ha, I will experiment my thought, your post bring me some good ideas, it’s really amazing, thanks.

– Joe

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