A Kashmiri stole is like putting on an elegance that can be remembered forever. The one shown on this page is an absolute depiction of the heavenly beauty of Kashmir on a 6.3 x 2.4 ft pure wool fabric. Its black color highlights each and every pattern in its best possible kinds, outlining every color separately forming a perfect blend. The entire area is woven in multicolored patterns that complement each other accentuating the grace and beauty of this masterpiece. The border of black threads hanging loose gives a delicate finish in a traditional form.
The entire field area is covered with a border of three thick layers of brownish tone; outermost and the innermost is embroidered with purple colored mountain forming flowers while the one in centre is slightly thick, designed in red, pink and orange toned floral patterns. Kashmir is known for its magnificent foliage and wonderous beauty of colors, the weaver has very beautifully depicted this beauty in a mesmerized pattern.
The centre block is laden with a sheet of long green colored leaves arousing in a patterned direction and red flowers outgrown on them; it is decorated with long paisleys of a contrasting shade and filled with red and pink colored designs. The style and color of this stole make it a wearable piece on all kinds of attires, whether western or Indian, and its superfine quality provides warmth in cool and breezy winters.