Cashmere carpet is a popular
handicraft product of Kashmir, India.The main feature of
cashmere carpets is the fact that these cashmere carpet
is made by hand from start to finish and these hand
woven Cashmere carpet is far superior to the machine
made carpet in terms of fineness, intricacies and the
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.
The logic is simple. The knotage of the Cashmere carpet
is so strong and high that makes it the most coveted
object of the world. Fine knotting technique makes it
possible to depict smallest of motif with precision. The
latest addition in terms of knotage is 80 x 80 knots, in
simpler terms 6400 knots to a sq inch of the carpet.
Machine made carpets remains loose and there is no
special system involved to make it stronger and tightly
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.
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.These Cashmere Silk floor carpets are so
beautiful that they are also being used as wall hangings
for decorations for several years.