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Kashmir Art and Craft

KASHMIRI CARPETS & RUGS
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen Carpet Persian Design
The history of carpet weaving in Kashmir, both silk and woolen, dates back to the 1300's. It requires extensive skill and craftsmanship to be able to create these amazing rugs. The two special features of these Kashmiri carpets are that they are hand woven and knotted and not machine made and tufted. The design and color specification used in these carpets is termed as Taleem. Most of the woolen carpets have a base made of warp and weft. The silk carpets have a base made of cotton. Craftsmen create exclusive hand knotted carpets. It is said that carpet weaving is not an original Kashmiri craft and that it is believed to have come from Persia in the ancient times. Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen Carpet
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen Carpet
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen Carpet
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen work
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Carpets
Woollen Carpet
Hand Knotted Woollen Prayer Rug
Intricate patterns create attractive mosaics on these rugs. Most of these carpets and rugs are priced according to the effort put in by the weavers and the extent of work done on them. Kashmiri Kashan carpets are also quite popular. The finest materials are used for weaving these carpets. These include mulberry cocoon silk, weft and warp. The chain stitch rugs, Kilim rugs and Kazaks are also quite popular all over the world.