Kashmiri Crewel Work -Leather Bag. Perhaps the most celebrated of traditional Kashmiri handicrafts is embroidery. Whether the flowing designs grace shawls, wall hangings, namdhas or tunics, Kashmiris are known as master embroidery artisans. The fabric is a Leather through which the artisan’s embroidery brings to life ,designs that may have been handed down for centuries. The Kashmiri embroidery artisan uses their needle as a painter uses a brush. crewel work is one of the four main types of embroidery that have developed in Kashmir, each with its own special quality and distinct style.
Crewel embroidery is a fascinating needle art. A special kind of embroidery done with a pointed hook used for drapery and upholstery is known as crewel. Kashmiri crewel -work is in great demand throughout the world. Crewel is basically similar to chain stitch, done on a white background, though here the motifs, mainly stylized flowers, do not cover the entire surface, and the background is not embroidered upon.