Embroidered & Stitched
The publication ‘Embroidered & Stitched Textile Fragments from Kashmir’ shows fragments, a random collection, made up mainly of motifs from corners and ends of shawls and wraps. These date from the early 19th century to the mid 20th century. The development of techniques, particularly the use of stitch and embroidery, along with the woven fabric, develops through this period as a way of reducing time and costs producing the product. Examples range from the use of stitch to attach embroidered fabric to woven fabric, to embroidered motifs that are sometimes the same back and front. Some of the workmanship is incredible, and the quality the like of which we rarely see today.