Textile Map, Paisley, Gun and Almond Blossom Motif, © 2014 Crafted in Kashmir
Every image we see forms a small part of our understanding of culture. However, certain images find place as motifs in our heritage crafts while other kinds of imagery, though overtly visible in our environment, is regarded unfit for art-objects like the shawl.
Traditionally, Kashmir scarves are replete with motifs representing the idea of Kashmir as paradise, one abounding in beautiful fruits, flowers, birds and people. In this context, our use of unconventional motifs on handspinned, handloomed cashmere is ground breaking in offering a subtle resistance to conventional ideas of beauty, sexuality and cultural entrepreneurship.
We respect the tremendous heritage of Kashmiri textile design and seek our interventions in craft to bring new meaning to its practice. Our work reflects the person we design for-a thoughtful citizen of the world, passionate about the arts and keen on the best craftsmanship.
Border,'Kani' Lotus and Barbed Wire Scarf, © 2014 Crafted in Kashmir