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This hand crafted 6' x 9' Kashmiri Chain Stitch Needle Work Silk Rug comes directly from the villages of Kashmir in India.
Chain Stitch is done by hook rather than a needle. All the embroidery is carried on white cotton preshrunk fabric. Tiny stitches are used to cover the entire area with floral patterns and motifs. The worth of each piece lies in the size of the stitch and the silk thread used.
Chain stitch rugs are the specialty of Kashmir. The designs range from floral patterns to Geometrical designs traced by a designer, while the craftsman embroiders in two-ply or three ply silken yarn. The rug looks like a carpet in which the ply is substituted by the texture. A portion of the sales goes directly to support the weakened economy and master artisans of the Kashmir valley.
The designs are unique to the ancient beauty of India and expertly crafted. As it is hand stitched with silk, when it is illuminated by sunlight, the silk glows and accents the color palate even more. It has tassels on each end and is great as a centerpiece on the floor. The rug is supported with cloth-lining to add to the durability.
Enjoy this wonderful rug design and color in your home. Invoke the Goddess within by surrounding yourself with beauty!