Kashmiri Hand Embroidered Half Moon Leather Bag- By The Designers of 14th Century.
The valley of Kashmir is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. The Burzuhama Civilization in the district of Srinagar gives an idea of its great past which dates back to 3000 to 1000 BC. Surrounded by solid Himalayan mountains quite lakes and paddy fields; Poplars, Chinars (Maple) and Cypresses dominate the scene along with other trees like the walnut, almond, plum, apple and cherry.
Locally known as Aari work or Kashida – a Persian word which means embroidery or drawing. Kashmiri embroidery has remained one of main arts which has evolved over centuries with influence from many cultures. Designs have developed over time from the Persians, Turks and beyond. The color palettes compliment the four seasons, while the designs are inspired by science and art in nature. Work uses simple stitches such as the satin, stem, chain and long and short stitches and makes occasional use of the herringbone, button hole and darning stitches. The embroidery is essentially a harmonious blend of charming flowers, fruits etc.
Hand Embroidery in Kashmir flourished during Sultan Zain-ul-Aabideen (1420-1470 AD) who invited artists from Iran to train the local people into a wide range of crafts. Successive Kashmiri rulers continued to give encouragement to the workers. Outside rulers like Mughals boosted the art for taxes and revenue purpose. This blessing, combined with the natural artistic aptitude of the people, gave a firm basis to the crafts which, through the centuries have flourished as a cottage industry producing objects of unmatched delicacy and elegance.
Today Kashmir is the only place where young artisans create hand embroidered leather bags in hundreds of designs by their beautiful hands. Bold, colorful, structured yet classy are the adjectives which describe this collection of Kashmiri embroidered bags.This exquisite collection includes duffle, slings and shoulder bags all made in 100% genuine Halal leather. Pair them with your casual wear to office and these bags will definitely stand out for themselves.