Kashmiri Furnishing Rugs
Kashmiri carpets or rugs silk are beautiful Kashmiri craftsmanship which
possess beautiful design and are woven with very fine silk fibers and have
superb luster, permanent shine and entirely knotted by hand. These Silk
Kashmiri carpets or rugs reflect Persian design and these silk rugs are rare
than wool or cottons and generally fewer are made and normally took more than 12
months to complete.
Beautiful Silk Kashmiri carpet or rug is always part of Kashmiri craftsmanship.
Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs are known the world over for two things: Obviously
Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs are beautiful beside that, they are always
hand-woven and they are always hand knotted.
A Silk Kashmir carpet or rug is a long life investments-it is expensive but
worth it…no other carpets or rugs in world can match the beauties, perfect ness,
and dedicated craftsmanship of Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs. A relatively
simple Silk Kashmiri carpet or rug of size 2 feet by 3 feet would took up to 5-6
months to complete. Each Silk Kashmiri carpet or rug is considered to be a
never-before seen piece of hand-made art. Hence the life of these Silk Kashmiri
carpet or rug is 80 – 100 years making them virtually a lifetime purchase.
Most important aspect of determining its durability and value of beautiful Silk
Kashmiri carpet or rug is knotting of carpet. In addition to its design.
Basically, the more knots per square inch, the greater its value and durability.
Count the number of knots on the reverse of carpet in any one square inch.
Silk Kashmiri carpet or rug weaving in Kashmir was not originally indigenous but
is thought to have come in by way of Persia. Silk Kashmiri carpet or rug weaving
is therefore strongly reflective of Persian styling. Till today most designs are
distinctly Persian with local; variations. One example, however, of a typical
Kashmiri design is the tree of life. Persian design not withstanding, any carpet
woven in Kashmir is referred to as Kashmiri. The Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs
are made predominantly in the Srinagar area of Kashmir , and generally confined
to the men of the family, though nowadays, women are also entering the trade.
These exquisite creations are hand-knotted on the warp threads, one at a
time, in accordance to a strict code of colors in the order of their appearance
in the pattern. Often the code is lyric into a song, which is hummed by the
knotters at the time of weaving. The knotted product is clipped with shears to
smoothness, and then treated with several brightening and protective chemical
washes. The color-way of Silk Kashmir carpet or rug and its details
differentiate it from any other carpet. And while on the subject of colors, it
should be kept in mind that although the colors of Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs
are more subtle and muted than elsewhere in the country, only chemical dyes are
used-vegetable dyes have not been available now for hundred years.