The landscape of Kashmir, its generosity of seasonal color, the still texture of sky and water, the richer texture of autumn leaves, of saffron, of lotus and willow and pale spring flowers or mellow summer fruit - the poetry of these influences can be seen in the embroidery of Kashmir.
In this free size coat of short length, embroidery is done on pure wool in satin stitch. Every bright color ranging from purple and mauve to pink and mustard has been used, with an ample usage of red. Small buttons on the front opening have red circular embroidery. A narrow border running along the front and the bottom end of the coat has a dense floral pattern. In the rest of the material of the coat, flowers and foliage alone dominate with delicate stems meandering all over, slender leaves and colorful flowers attempting to surpass even nature's own profusion. The neck collar also has the border design embroidered over it. The sleeves are long ending in the similar border. The black base of the coat is instrumental in exhibiting an inexhaustible range of deep, bright colors.
The inside of the coat is lined with a soft material for utmost comfort. It has varied forms to be used in. If you're feeling daring, wear over a short, tight skirt; out for an evening, wear it over trousers. Its black base and numerous colors make it fit to be worn and contrasted with just about any colored lower garment. "Exquisite," "heavenly," are the words you should be prepared to hear in hushed tones.
This description by Renu Rana.