Browsing: 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.

Handicrafts
Shawl Sheen Lost?

After the insiders at the state-run Handloom Development Corporation allegedly stole half a dozen prized shawls with classic designs –…

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The Ocean Thirst

The concrete jungle of Srinagar may be bustling with activity as it expands far and wide. But Zamir Ahmad reports…

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Paper Life

Orphaned at 11, a young boy in city outskirts is using winter to make paper objects after he picked up…

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Wicker Worries

As the new GST regime, brought handicrafts to the lowest five percent slab, the small, export-oriented sector is facing a…

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The Silken Knot

Vested interest, negative policy interventions, market shifts and nature intervened in the unmaking of world’s biggest silk factory in Kashmir.…

Handicrafts
Sozni Daughters

Mechanization of handicrafts apart, hundreds of youngsters, mostly girls, in Kashmir’s periphery are using the art as a decisive tool…

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Weaving Wonders

Two friends are determined to revive the once famous art of crochet or Koereshi, by using social media. Heena Muzzafar…

Education
Saving Namda

An 18-year-old girl’s invention helped save the centuries old art of Namda making. A sports and science fiction buff, she…

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Pashmina Portal

Disturbed by the plight of artisan a young boy is out to change the system. Ubeer Naqushbandi reports the legacy…

Business
A Clay Thing

Not so long ago clay utensils were central to Kashmir’s lifestyle. But as plastic took over, people associated with the…

Education
Noori 2.0

After seen being cradled by Omar Abdullah in March 2012, the cloned Pashmina goat Noori went out of sight instantly.…

Education
Sozni Scientist

Born to disabled Sozni artist parents Shabir Mir picked up threads and a needle when he was just 11 to…

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Golden Hands 

They are the golden hands behind intricate designs and motifs that make Kashmir’s heritage handicrafts famous. But the same hands…

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