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Amli Embroidery

Amli embroidered Kashmir shawl, mid-19th century. Amli embroidered Kashmir shawl, mid-19th century.

Amli embroidery is a style of work from the Jammu and Kashmir region in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. It is characterized by the use of threads of many colours, which are used to decorate kani shawls (with woven decoration). The designs are worked on the obverse side of the cloth and are not reversible.

Source: KALE, Smita (2011). Kashmir to Kanyakumari Indian Embroidery: State by State Embroidery of India, Bloomington: Author House, p. 19.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9 July 2016).

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