Kashmiri Embroidery & Pashminas
Individuals are paid per finished shawl which will provide an additional income for the family unit.
Crewel work is a form of crochet which creates a chain stitch embroidery. In Kashmir there is a fabulously vibrant cottage industry in crewel embroidery. Mostly producing beautiful rugs and wall hangings in a wool crewel work, but also some incredible examples of crewel work on garments as seen by first ladies pictured below.