famous for its cashmere rug.The main distinguishing feature
of cashmere rug is the fact that these cashmere rug is worked
on by hand from start to finish.
The cashmere rug is 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 of cashmere rug. These exquisite creations
are hand-knitted 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 lyricized into
a song, which is hummed by the knitters at the time of weaving.
The knitted cashmere rug is clipped with shears to smoothness,
and then treated with several brightening and protective
chemical washes. A relatively simple carpet of size 4 feet
by 6feet would up to 3-4 months to complete. The motifs
are generally either floral or animals and birds. Cashmere
rug has a worldwide appeal for their classic embroidery
styles. The fineness and delicacy of these cashmere rug
is measured by the knots per square inch they have. Cashmere
rug that have higher knots per square inch are considered
to be the best and will also cost higher price. These Cashmere
Silk floor rugs are so beautiful that they are also used
as wall hangings for decorations.
Cashmere rug is known for their fine workmanship.
As with other aspects of Cashmere culture, the art of cashmere
rug making also displays a strong influence of Persian,
Turkish, and Central Asian patterns. The pattern for a cashmere
rug is encoded depending on the number of knots per square
inch of the pattern. This code is then translated by the
weaver as he weaves thus also giving directions to other
weavers whom he/she supervises. The number of knots also
determines the value and durability of the cashmere rug.
The materials used for cashmere rug making
are wool, silk, or a combination of the two. Thus a cashmere
rug may be made of pure wool in which case the highest quality
is 22x22 (484) knots per square inch. Pure silk cashmere
rug may be made on a silk or cotton base. The finer threads
used for silk rug make a higher number of knots per square
inch possible. Thus the maximum number of knots for a silk
carpet could be 1,936 per square inch or 44x44 knots. Cashmere
rug dimensions vary from 1 ft x 1 ft to 12 ft x 18 ft.
PashminaStores.com offer wide range of
- 24*24 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 25*25 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 26*26 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 27*27 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 28*28 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 29*29 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 30*30 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 31*31 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 32*32 knots cashmere silk rug.
- 35*35 knots cashmere silk rug.
We have wide collection of cashmere rugs woven by the skillful
weavers. The cashmere rugs shown are selected from our own
collections. We also accept special request (design/color)
of cashmere rug. Please email us for more details.