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Embroidered shawl, decorated with a map of Srinagar
Kashmir
Late 19th century
Embroidered wool
Victoria & Albert Museum
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KASHMIR HIGH
by Fred Stern



"As far as the eye can see flowers are blooming and in their midst, streams enrich the landscape. " So did the celebrated Mughal Emperor Jahangir describe the Kashmir Valley during his rule, sometime around 1625.

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