• The Classical Craft of Kashmiri Tilla Dozi

    The Classical Craft of Kashmiri Tilla Dozi

    Originally, Tilla embroidery was done using real silver or gold. The precious metals were hammered and flattened to form wires of threads and these were used for bejeweling apparel and accessories, especially for the brides. The silver or gold would age like an artifact, acquiring an antique look with each passing year. “Only the Khojje could afford its luxuries”, says Abdul Majeed, a renowned...
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