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 About Cashmere Carpet

Cashmere carpet is produced in Kashmi. Nestled in the Himalayas, Kashmir's long and eventful history has left a palpable impression on its arts and crafts. Kashmir is famous all over the world for the beautiful hand-woven cashmere carpet that it produce. Basically a craft brought to India by the Muslim invaders; carpet weaving is therefore strongly reflective of Persian motifs and styling. Thus one can see the centuries long influence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic cultures. Kashmir is famous for its cashmerer carpet.The main distinguishing feature of cashmere carpets is the fact that these cashmere carpet ise worked on by hand from start to finish.

The cashmere carpet is made predominantly in the Srinagar area of Kashmir, and generally confined to the men of the family, though nowadays, women are also entering the trade of cashmere carpets. These exquisite creations are hand-knitted on the warp threads, one at a time, in accordance to a strict code of colours in the order of their appearance in the pattern. Often the code is lyricized into a song, which is hummed by the knitters at the time of weaving. The knitted cashmere product is clipped with shears to smoothness, and then treated with several brightening and protective chemical washes. A relatively simple carpet of size 4 feet by 6feet would up to 3-4 months to complete. The motifs are generally either floral or animals and birds. Cashmere carpets have a worldwide appeal for their classic embroidery styles. The fineness and delicacy of these cashmere carpets are measured by the knots per square inch they have. Carpets that have higher knots per square inch are considered to be the best and will also cost higher price. These Cashmere Silk floor carpets are so beautiful that they are also used as wall hangings for decorations.

Cashmere carpet is known for their fine workmanship. As with other aspects of Cashmere culture, the art of cashmere carpet making also displays a strong influence of Persian, Turkish, and Central Asian patterns. The pattern for a cashmere carpet is encoded depending on the number of knots per square inch of the pattern. This code is then translated by the weaver as he weaves thus also giving directions to other weavers whom he/she supervises. The number of knots also determines the value and durability of the cashmere carpet.

The materials used for cashmere carpet making are wool, silk, or a combination of the two. Thus a cashmere carpet may be made of pure wool in which case the highest quality is 22x22 (484) knots per square inch. Pure silk cashmere carpet may be made on a silk or cotton base. The finer threads used for silk carpets make a higher number of knots per square inch possible. Thus the maximum number of knots for a silk carpet could be 1,936 per square inch or 44x44 knots. Cashmer carpet dimensions vary from 1 ft x 1 ft to 12 ft x 18 ft.

HimalayanMart offer wide range of cashmere carpets:

  • 24*24 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 26*26 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 27*27 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 28*28 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 30*30 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 31*31 knots cashmere silk carpet
  • 32*32 knots cashmere silk carpet

We have wide collection of cashmere carpet woven by the skillful weavers. The cashmere carpets shown are selected from our own collections. We also accept special request (design/color) of cashmere carpets– please refer our “Wholesale Order” or “Order By Demand” section for detail or call us at 977-1-5547819 or Fax us at 977-1-5545657 or mail us at

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