About the Craft: Kashmiri embroidery(also called Kashidakari) is one of the most popular traditional embroideries in India, and has a global reputation to match. It is as beautiful and captivating as Kashmir itself. It is used for phirans (woollen kurtas) and namdahs (woollen rugs)as well as stoles. It draws inspiration from nature. Birds, blossoms and flowers, creepers, chinar leaves, ghobi, mangoes, lotus, and trees are the most common themes. The entire pattern is made with one or two embroidery stitches, and mainly chain stitch on a base of silk, wool and cotton.