These are well made hand-embroidered cushion covers from ‘Kashmir’ the northern-most state of India.
We directly work with our artisans in Kashmir who use the chain-stitch hand-embroidering technique to make beautiful patterns on cloth. They do so using different colored woolen and silk threads. This kind of work is called the ‘Kashidari’ embroidery achieved by the use of the traditional needle called the ‘Ari’ . It takes an artisan about a week’s time to finish making one cover.
They work with different forms of motifs and designs and have evolved over time to create some modern art forms as well. They make animals, birds, leaves, flowers, traditional intricate patterns, motifs, and even abstract designs. The newer modern art designs seen today in their work involve faces, quirky modern cats, music, emotions, and Picasso like designs.
Note: Get 2 inches bigger inserts like 18×18 to fill in the corners and make the cushion nice and fluffy.
Wool or Silk on Sturdy Cotton.
Spot-clean. If required light-hand-wash using the right woolen and silk cleanser and hang dry.