Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From Kashmir to Japan

Warmed up with the tea, we headed to a modest wooden building and climbed the stairs to an upper room.  There we met three men, all wearing long, woolen outer garments called a pheran.  Each man was busy doing hook work stitching on colorful pieces of cloth, including some scarves destined for a Japanese boutique shop. The fine work resembling the chain stitch was highly detailed and rather tedious, so the men would only work on this for part of a day.

1 comment:

P.N. Subramanian said...

This kind of embroidery is practiced by Sindhi women too.