Kashida embroidery is recognized to be one of the maximum historical and traditional forms of intrinsic art, Kashida Embroidery, also spelled as Kasida defines its cultural essence via the medium of bead and thread work, which has won maximum popularity in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Process of Kashida embroidery

Kashida's embroidery requires thick colored threads and beads to create various patterns. Most of the Kashida motifs used to make this form of embroidery include naturally inspired images of vines, birds, leaves, flowers, etc., which is the decisive aspect of this form of embroidery.

Kashida Embroidery of Jammu & Kashmir

The motif of Kashida embroidery is mainly nature. No animals or people were found in this embroidery. Bird motifs (parrots, woodpeckers, kingfishers, etc.) were drawn on the scarf. Flower motifs such as lilies, lotus, irises, saffron flowers, and tulips were mainly found on the towels. More designs were used like grapes, cherries, almonds, and apples. Also, China Reef is considered an important motif.

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