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Handicrafts

Kashmir’s key heritage sector, handicrafts were the main products that introduced the art of the valley to the rest of the world. Though currently under stress for a set of reasons, some even beyond the control of artisans and the traders, the handicrafts continues to be a major player of Kashmir’s economy. This section features the crafts and the craftsmen, the process and the innovations in addition to the market that is global in nature.

Reviving Khanyari Tiles

After ruling Kashmir homes for decades, the Khanyar Rogni tiles are so low in demand that now only two artisans are associated with the...

Kanihama: The Loom Village

A central Kashmir village is home to the most expensive Shawls that Kashmir weaves. Raashid Andrabi and Insha Shirazi spent some time with the...

An Unfinished Shawl

A master craftsman died within months after a British organisation was awarded for the intricate design he displayed at an exhibition. Years later, his...

An Unfinished Shawl

HANDICRAFTS Tag: Shawls An Unfinished Shawl A master craftsman died within months after a British organisation was awarded for the intricate design he displayed at an exhibition....

Kashmir’s Naqashi Printers

Even though modernity has overtaken the traditional arts associated with handicrafts, some specialities survived the onslaught. Mir Suneem reports the maze where a neglected...

Watch: A Kashmiri American Collects Rare Kashmir Art For Posterity

by Iqra Akhoon SRNAGAR: Zulfikar Ali, who had gone to United States of America for studies, found a new occupation and settled there. He is...

Shawl Stratification

Over the centuries, the Shawl making in Kashmir has emerged as such an important exercise that the people associated with the diverse processes are...

Craft Marketing

Two women joined hands and created a digital platform that helps artisans get offshore buyers directly. In a few months of its operation, 192...

Kangri Commerce

Kashmir’s history’s oldest tool against harshest winters has not evolved as a symbol of culture alone but a roaring business as well. Evaluating the...

No Paper Tigers

With the traditional papier-mâché getting focused attention at the societal and official levels, Khalid Bashir Gura met two artisans who had given up their...

UNESCO Listing

With Srinagar finally joining UNESCO’s 50-city global creative network for ‘craft and folk art’, the real challenges for the policymakers and stakeholders is to...

Crafts In Crisis

Covid19 enforced immobility hit Kashmir handicrafts so hard that the exports fell to the lowest in recent years. Now, the authorities say they have...

Zaldagar 1865

Kashmir’s first labour unrest, more than 150 years ago, was the outcome of the accumulation of immense exploitation that Kashmir’s working class was subject...

Exceptional Carver

One of Srinagar’s oldest craftsmen, Ghulam Nabi Dar’s designs on the wood remain unmatched for their intricacy and detail, reports Khalid Bashir Gura In one...

Kashmir’s Map Shawls

Shawls woven in Kashmir were fashion statements on Paris streets early nineteenth century. But it took a long time for the buyers to understand...