The Persians referred to all things legendary and depicting heritage by the term “MERAAS.” The brand represents a legacy of heritage in creating magnificent hand crafted artifacts, which will be admired and preserved by the onlooker.
Our heritage stems from over 600 years when Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen (Budshah 1421-72) arranged for artisans from Central Asia and Persia to train the poverty struck locals with Persian styles and techniques. The locals were taught to learn various art forms like carpet weaving, Pashmina shawl making and other crafts by the Persian masters.
The artistic ability of Kashmiri people helped them develop an innate finesse in craftsmanship, which was clearly distinguished by the intricacy and fine detailing of their work.
Meraas was founded with the vision of providing art connoisseurs with the highest form of handmade luxury.
With a deep rooted understanding and practical knowledge of artistry passed on from generations, Meraas preserves the 600 year old heritage of finest Kashmiri crafts, and strives to create a stable livelihood for the master Kashmiri artisans who are gifted with the métier of creating the finest objet d arts.