Refreshing Modern Designs Crafted by the Finest Artisans in Village Cottage Units
Take a moment to look into the range of categories of Kashmiri cushion covers now available on our website. Lush color and the fine handwork of chain-stitch embroidery, finer than crewel, is densely stitched onto cotton backing creating a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece. These covers are fine enough to grace any formal décor yet there are designs casual enough to be used in the garden, on the patio, or in the most casual of settings for an eye-catching accent. Every one of them is easy to care for.
Right now, many of these cushion covers are marked down to an introductory price. Go ahead and browse. Be sure to look at each one in the close up pictures provided so you can see the complex and exacting stitchery used to create these glorious art-worthy pieces. Because these are handcrafted pieces, no two are alike.
There are covers depicting the Modern Art style of three well-known abstract artists. These are worked in vivid, eye-catching hues sure to perk up any décor instantly. You will discover these beautiful abstract pieces chain-stitched in both Kashmir wool and Art Silk. Other covers use Native American inspired designs. Be sure to read the piece about why Kashmiri artisans are working with tribal designs.
The Embroidered Floral and Silk Zardozi are based on designs which flourished starting in the 16th century Mughal Dynasty. The Zardozi actually stems back to an art that has been around since the time of the ancient Vedic scriptures, the Rig Veda. In addition, these Zardozi covers are made of hand-dyed dupioni silk – a fascinating natural process.
Kashmir Handcrafts is proud to participate in the effort to resurrect this formerly industrialized and, at one time, nearly lost craft, produced in a true cottage industry.