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The beautiful and intricate Kashmir embroidery known as ‘Kashidakari’ is recognized everywhere for its beauty of craftsmanship, motifs, colours, textures, etc. Kashida embroidery designs are the most popular commercial embroidery designs not only because these have retained its rich heritage but also have made necessary adoption according to the likes, choice and demand of the market. In contemporary society, embroidered textiles are used for interior decoration for a traditional and royal appearance. In the present study, traditional motifs of Kashidakari embroidery were collected by exploring secondary sources for the creation of innovative designs for home furnishings textile articles. Out of 200 motifs, thirty were screened and top-ranked ten motifs were selected for design development for home furnishing, as per preferences of experts. Thirty designs were developed using selected traditional Kashidakari embroidery motifs with the help of Corel DRAW X3 software. The study concluded that all the developed designs using traditional Kashidakari embroidery motifs were highly acceptable by experts for home furnishings.
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