Types of Embroideries
There are various types of embroideries adorning the pashmina, adding to its value & elegance... Among them, the Sozni Embroidery is the heart of Kashmir & Pashmina alike.
Sozni embroidery uses thin needles and silk threads to create elaborate floral or paisley patterns on pashmina shawls and stoles.
The colorful motifs are so meticulously embroidered that the pashmina base is barely visible.
Sozni requires patience and hard work as a single shawl can take up to two to three years to complete, with master craftsman working on it for six hours every day.
Considered one of the most tedious forms of needle work, Aari hand embroidery is the specialty of Kashmiri artisans. They use hooked needles, also called tambour, to create intrinsic, concentric loops.
This fine art has been in existence in India since 16th century, when Mughals patronized it to create elaborate and highly refined floral motifs for the royal garments.
We have pashmina shawls and stoles embellished with aari work in both traditional and contemporary styles.
Literally meaning "rags" in Sanskrit, the word kantha originated from the West Bengal state of India. It was used for the pile of worn out silk and muslin clothes that women stitched together as a drape in brisker weather.
Today, it represents a type of embroidery that is done with a simple running stitch along the edges of the fabric, while adding stunning motifs of flowers, animals, birds and geometrical shapes on stoles and scarves.
A royal tilla embroidered pashmina is an unmatched luxury clothing to own.
Tilla is a golden thread, which is used to embroider bold paisleys, gorgeous florets along the borders of a pashmina shawl like a precious jewel.
Done with needles as thin as size 28, this captivating embroidery makes every wrap a truly regal affair.
Forte of Najibabadi craftsman and rafoogar, this Kalamkari technique imitates antique woven designs of the dorukha Kashmir jamawar shawls of the 1860s. It consists
of mixing hand-painted art with innovative decoration and outlining beautiful floral patterns on the pashmina.