Kashmir silk and tweed are some of the items that are invariably high on the shopping list of all those coming to the Kashmir valley. Infact, sericulture and tweed weaving counts amongst the important occupations of the Kashmiris. However, one thing worth mentioning is that the raw material for the tweed of Kashmir comes from outside the valley. Also, weaving and printing of the silk is not carried out in the valley. But, Kashmir boasts of rearing the best and the most exclusive cocoon. The valley of Kashmir is known for the quality of silk throughout the world.
Inspite of the whole product not being completed here, the silk and
tweed of Kashmir counts amongst the best in the world. The cocoons
reared in Kashmir yield an exceptionally fine fiber. As a result, the
silk woven from this thread becomes known. Apart from the famous silk
weave, the other renowned weaves of the Kashmiri silk are the 'chinon'
and 'crepe de chine'. Kashmiri tweed, on the other hand, is woven with
pure wool. Made with imported techniques, Kashmiri tweeds, can match
with the best in the world. So, if you are planning to visit the valley,
don't forget to buy the world renowned Kashmiri silk and tweed.