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Raz Kashmir
RAZ KASHMIR ADVENTURE
Kashmir offers a most alluring landscape in the world for diversity of its transparent lakes, babbling streams, lofty mountains and emerald-strewn meadow. Amid that transcendental panorama the image of divinity thrives in wreaths of nature flowers in the lap of surge snowy summits, under which the gushing water sings to the tune of mirthful colorful birds, soaring in the foliage of towering pines. The flock of sheep drifting there likes batches of stray clouds from ridge to ravine, present a scene of medieval picture with the shepherd deeply absorbed in the resounding tune of his flute and where, reeling for a trout makes it as much of an “Utopia” for angler, as it does for a huntsman seeking his game in the mute wilderness behind the rock and shrubs.

Kashmir shawls have long been treasured for their luxurious materials and splendid evocative designs. Their softness, ability to warm the body and brilliant coloration were revered throughout the Near East for centuries. 
Kashmir's premier position as a producer of luxury shawls was never seriously threatened and the best, most admired, hand-woven examples have always been made there. 
​Natively known as “jalakdozi”, it is chainstitch done with a hook in long flowing designs. All the embroidery is executed on white cotton fabric, pre shrunk by the manufacturers. The intrinsic worth of each piece lies in the size of the stitches and yarn used. Tiny stitches are used to cover the entire area, the figures of motifs are worked in striking colours; the background in a single colour, made up of a series of coin sized concentric circles which impart dynamism and a sense of the movement to the design. Stitches ought to be small, even sized and neat. The background fabric should not be visible through the stitches

  Kashmir shawls have long been treasured for their luxurious materials and splendid evocative designs. Their softness, ability to warm the body and brilliant coloration were revered throughout the Near East for centuries. 
Kashmir's premier position as a producer of luxury shawls was never seriously threatened and the best, most admired, hand-woven examples have always been made there. 
This art was introduced in Kashmir in the 15th Century from Central Asia. The art born in the land of Persia was highly favored by Mughal Emperors of 15th and 16th Century. Papier- Mache articles are made of waste paper applied in layers and pressed together on wooden moulds. Designs in the shape of flowers and birds, and the heart shaped Kashmir chinar leaf add life to the objects. Bright and ethnic colors like blue, dark green, brown etc. are used. Gold and silver are used on larger articles.
  
 The gypsy style is one of the most prized styles of hand embroidery. What distinguishes this memorable style of handicraft is the fact that it covers every inch of fabric with colours of rural western India and Pakistan.This gorgeous & exquisite multi hue tapestry has intricate & heavy extra large mirror work, white minute bead work, cowrie shell work and gypsy hand embroidery. Antique patches from textiles & dresses from western India and pakistan have been put together at random to create these masterpiece which will glitter & illumine..
​Numda are a kind of mattress, originally from Kashmir. These are made by felting the wool rather than weaving it. Good quality wool mixed with a small quantity of cotton is used to manufacture Namdas. They are usually of two types, plain and embroidered. Formerly woolen yarn was used for embroidery, but now acrylic yard, (cashmelon) is in use. Namdas and Gabbas are embroidered with thread, which gives color, beauty and strength to them.
Pashmina shawls are of the highest quality made from the pashmina goat from Kashmir, India. Its fleece has been used for thousands of years to make the highest quality of shawls called pashminas. Cashmere or Kashmir shawls were of a very soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat.
CREWEL is basically similar to chainstitch. It is also chainstitch done on white background, but here the motif, mainly stylized flowers, do not cover the entire surface and the background is not embroidered upon. Wool is almost invariably used in crewel work and the colours are not as elaborate as in chainstitch. These fabric are available in bolts and sold in length. They make excellent household furnishings being hand or machine washable.
​Crewel and Chainstitch Embroidery on Suede and Crewel BagsCrewel and Chainstitch is a special kind of embroidery done with a pointed hook. Rows of chainstitch and crewel are done to form solid patterns usually rotating from center and creating an embossed effect to add richness to the textile. All embroidery is handstitched in either single or double ply wool. Chainstitch and Crewel products are very popular in domestic markets and is available in an assortment of colors ranging from a single color to multicolor embroidery. 
 
Based on Fine Wool or Silk material with Hand Embroidery.
The exquisite craftsmanship makes the jacket a true treasure.

 
Razkashmir design and create our own jewelery with semi-precious stones sourced from all over the world. We have a good range of Himalayan gypsy necklaces, bracelets and earrings... all unique handcrafted pieces. Come into the shop with your own ideas and we can create a one-off piece just for you.
​Recommended by Japanese and HongKong Guidebooks and Appreciation from INFO-MALAYSIA. 
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