- August 22, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Art and Culture
Context – Kashmir’s famed hand-knotted carpet, with its intricate and colourful floral patterns, adorned a special cover of the Indian Postal Service this week.
- A Kashmir rug is a hand-knotted oriental rug from Kashmir valley in India, which is associated with Kashmiri handicrafts.
- Kashmir rugs or carpets have intricate designs that are primarily oriental, floral style in a range of colors, sizes and quality.
- They are primarily made using pure wool, pure silk and occasionally wool and silk blends.
- Kashmir rugs are renowned to have bright, jewel-like color tones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green, aquamarine, amethyst, and ivory.
- The Kashmir carpet faces tough competition internationally from the products of countries such as China, Turkey and Belgium, and internally from carpets manufactured in Jaipur, Agra, Bhadohi and Amritsar.
- Around 80,000 people are associated with carpet manufacturing in Kashmir, which saw a major jump in both manufacturing and exports post1990, with the production going up from ₹84.55 crore in 1990-91 to ₹821.5 crore in 2016-17.