Welcome to Bhat Brothers
Founder : Late Mohammad Yousuf Bhat
Shilp Guru National Awardee Shri Bhat is a Genius in Pashmina Kani Shawls weaving art who has immensely contributed towards the revival and development of handloom/handicraft textile to an unimaginable artistic height and also for improvement of the socioeconomic condition of the weavers community at large.
Born on 10 of October 1933 to an ordinary weavers family of srinagarJammu & Kashmir. Bhat’s life is a saga of struggle, dedication, determination and penchant to learn new things. Orphaned at the age of 9 Shri Bhat struggled hard for existence. Leaving school before completion of Class 3, he took up his ancestral profession of weaving to make out a living. Bhat began to weave at an age when he was so small a boy to handle the loom.
The prying little weaver learnt the techniques of weaving from his father shree Late Abdul Khaliq Bhat around him and soon development dexterity and finesse in weaving complex designs and Patterns having traditional paisley, chinar, yousuf design
We at Bhat brothers produces the best quality finest Pashmina woolen shawls and scarves in the world. We procure the best quality pashmina wool from the Changthang plateau of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir Pashmina wool is obtained by Changra (Pashmina) goat of Ladakh. The Chegu breed of goats are reared in Ladakh. You can also find Pashmina goats in the minor extent of other areas of Leh, Zanskar and Lahoul- Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. There are more than 2,50,000 Pashmina Goats in Ladakh. These goats in Kashmir produces finest quality of Pashmina wool. It is estimated that the in Leh district of Ladakh region produces approximately 40 to 50 Ton of of best quality raw Pashmina every year. This is less than 1% of the total world Pashmina production. The best quality Pashmina fiber production has remained almost constant during the last 5 years in India. Total number of Pashmina goats population of the whole Ladakh region is also very small. Kashmir region has potential to produce a reasonably good quantity of fine Pashmina wool.