Southwestern Floral Kashmiri 18"X18" Wool Designer Art Pillow Cover WPC3
70% Wool 30% Cotton
This Pillow case is shown with a 20" X 20" basic pillow form.
Zipper backed for easy access.
Pillow Form Inserts are only available to purchase in store due to high shipping cost. (Sorry)
Kashmiri Pillows are traditionally made either from silk or from wool. Sometimes, a combination of wool and silk is used.
Kashmiri Pillows are comparatively more expensive on account of the materials used (wool and silk) as well as the elaborate production process involved. The use of mercerized cotton by artisans began as a measure to curb the prices of these carpets. In spite of their higher price, Kashmiri crafts are treated as an investment because of their unique qualities.
The tree of life is a design that is very commonly found on Kashmiri carpets. Flowers and trees as well as other motifs inspired by the natural beauty of Kashmir are also largely found on carpets made here.
The process of production of a Kashmiri carpet is long and laborious, involving a number of steps such as cultivation of silk or wool, treating and dyeing it, deciding the pattern of the carpet, weaving and then adding the final touches. The person who designs the carpet is called Nakaash in Kashmir, while the weaver and the person who does the dyeing are called Kalimba and Ranger respectively.