Here is Mr. Bhat and a closeup of a very fine wool shawl he is embroidering.
Single strand ofsilk thread using a simple whipped stem stitch. Hours of work. The men sit in one room stitching and the women in another. They come together for meals. You can see a basket under Mr Bhat’s clothes. This holds hot coals to keep the cold at bay. Not a chair to be seen. These two photos show the artistry of another of the weavers. You can see below in the close-up picture the different weaves. The bottom cream piece is called the birds eye weave like the diamond shape. Beautiful gentle texture.