Kashida is an embroidery style from Kashmir that is practiced by men folk of the region. The intricate needlework is inspired from the charming natural surroundings of Kashmir.
Kashmiri embroidery is primarily done on shawls and regional garments like phiran. Chain stitch embroidery is done on woolen floor rugs called Gabbas and Namdas. Nowadays, Kashida is also used to decorate household items like bed covers, cushion covers, lampshades, bags and other accessories.