Kashimir, India: Professional embroiderers just like in ancient times

7 02 2010

04_Men at work

These craftsmen uses the ariwork technique, which is similar to tambourwork, working with a hook tool without frames.

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Embroidering the shawls

see all their products at their website.


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8 02 2010
Samanta

Vince, if I ever go to India (which I hope visiting, someday), how do I know something has been hand embroidered or not? Actually, I think that goes to embroidery in general… how do I know something really is handmade? I certainly don’t want to pay more for something made by a machine – I’ve been tricked by knitting before and then mocked by my mom. No further comments.

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9 02 2010
worksofhands

Hi Samanta! I posted a blog entry about some tips in buying handmade needlework.
^_^
vincent

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