How is Sozni embroidery done?
Spindles are fitted into the shuttle that passes through the weft threads on a loom. While the embroidery happens at home-based workshops, the only processes that take place outside are dyeing and washing. The dyeing happens in Shabir’s own unit, where he dyes the silk used for the embroidery.
What is Sozni embroidery?
Sozni, a popular needle-point thread embroidery, is an age-old craft from Kashmir valley. Sozni artisans set out to embellish and adorn every day with ornamental designs using an array of different stitches, thread, and different types of colours.
Which stitch is traditionally used in embroidery?
The designs are stamped on the cloth and passed on to the embroiderers. Chikankari uses stitches like Satin Stitch, Stem Stitch, Back-Stich, Herring Bone Stitch, Button-Hole Stitch. The chikankari work is of two types- flat style and knotted embossed.
Why are Pashmina shawls banned?
Shahtoosh shawls are illegal in the United States. Pashmina comes from Tibetan mountain goats. While the makers of pashmina claim that the animals aren’t killed outright, the Tibetan mountain goats who are farmed for their fleece are exploited constantly and eventually killed.