Gabha Floor Covering

Gabha floor covering from Kashmir, in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. Gabha floor covering from Kashmir, in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent.

A gabha floor covering has a ground material made out of shaped woollen pieces that are sewn together (a form of patchwork). Gabhas derive from Kashmir in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, and their use may be compared to that of the felt namdhas, also from Kashmir. Gabhas are often strengthened with a cotton lining.

Source: SWIFT, Gay (1984 ). The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Techniques, London: Batsford, p. 140.

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