Tribal Rugs & Kilims
About Kathwari of Kashmir
Kathwari of Kashmir has a unique high-end collection of handmade rugs, kelims, antique tribal carpets and crewel furnishings that present the artist's vision in a rich variety of texture and theme. Known for his skill in integrating diverse elements of design, Tariq Kathwari's products defined his fine sense of color and style.
The company was established in 1980 to supply handmade furnishings in both silk and wool for designers and decorator trade. We began mixing traditional weaves with contemporary patterns and went on to produce exquisite collections of handmade rugs, fabrics, carpets and Kashmiri pashmina shawls.
Over the years, the company has grown through innovation and design, and supplied its products to stores like Bloomingdales, Saxony Carpet, and Stark in America; Galleria Lafayette in Paris; Corte Ingeles in Spain; Bijenkorf in Holland; and Stockmann in Finland, to name a few.
Kathwari of Kashmir provides you with an exotic pallet of colors to choose from.
All our products are hand-made in Kashmir, unless otherwise stated. They're woven from the finest silk and cotton fabrics, and are priced with the creation time, quality and design in mind.
Although our products are either pure wool or pure silk, no animals are killed in the making of these products. We make sure our wool is spun from sheep that have already shed their kind furs and are treated ethically, and fed well! (That's important to us).
KATHWARI OF KASHMIR TRADE AND MUSEUM SHOWS
2011 Museum of Folk Arts Santa Fe New Mexico Show on Kashmir Hand Made Embroidered Shawls
2008 Galleries Lafayette Paris France Exhibition on Tantric Embroidered Wall Hanging From Kashmir
2003 Textile Museum Washington D.C Show on Oriental Carpets From Kashmir
2002 Cooper Hewitt Museum Chain Stitch Wall Hangings
2000 Harvey Nichols London Exhibition on Chain Stitch Rugs From Kashmir
1999 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Royal Costumes of India1989 Museum of Fine Arts Boston USA Rare Embroiders of Kashmir
1987 Smithsonian American Museum Washington D.C Show on Hand Made Embroidered Tribal Cushion From Kashmir