A Kashmiri namdha is a felted wool carpet. A hand made felt rug that makes excellent Colourful floor covering, made of wool and cotton, Namda is widely acclaimed to have been originated during 11th century. They are usually of two types, plain and embroidered. Formerly, woolen yarn was used for embroidery, but now acrylic yarn is in use. Namdas and gabbas are embroidered with thread which gives color, beauty and strength to them. Prices of namdas depend upon their quality of wool, pattern (plain or embroidery), size of the product and the neatness in designs. Far less expensive are these colorful floor coverings made from woolen and cotton fiber which has been manually pressed into shape. Prices vary with the percentage of wool- a Namda containing 80% wool being more expensive than one containing 20% wool. Chain stitch embroidery in woolen and cotton thread is worked on these rugs.
Sheep and Goat wool. The finer the wool the better the Namda.
• Raw wool is first cleaned of the impurities.
• Wool is mixed with cotton.
• It is then evenly spread on a mat or jute cloth.
• It is continually moistened with a special solution.
• The wool is pressed into felt by beating, treading or applying pressure.
• Patterns are created using chain stitch embroidery.
Patterns and styles
Most namdas are made out of white, beige, brown, gray, or black natural wool.
Kashmiri namdas are famous for chain stitch embroidery. The embroidery is so intricate and detailed that the namda almost resembles an Oriental rug despite that it is not knotted.
They can be used as floor coverings, sofa and chair throws and accent rugs.
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