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
Craft Kangri

For centuries, Kashmir has fought winter with the peculiar firepot, the Kangri. A visit to kangri-makers and understanding the supply…

Handicrafts
Silken Strokes

Everybody in the family thought he is overqualified to be a carpet weaver. But this fine arts student was dreaming…

Handicrafts
Wailing Artist

There was a time when his handmade wooden bangles would find takers in German markets. Sehar Qazi meets the artisan…

Handicrafts
Tech Interventions

From memorizing intricate designs to digitalization of Kashmiri’s art heritage, handicrafts sector has come a long way. But is technology…

Handicrafts
Buyer Tales!

It was a mélange of colours on display at the 6th annual international buyer-seller meet literally. Saima Bhat talks to…

Handicrafts
Craft Smith

They can make a replica of any complicated foreign machine in a day’s time. The famous German Khars of old…

Business
Brand Cashmere

On the occasion of sixth Kashmir Expo that Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted for nearly 70 buyers from…

Handicrafts
Chiseling Craft

Over the years, the art of Khatambandhi and other indigenous arts are facing a slow death. However, Hirra Azmat and…

Business
Drowning ‘Dreams’

With government ban in force on the making of new houseboats, a gradual decline in manual workforce associated with the…

Business
Pheran goes ‘Phoren’

Ever since Mughal’s vanquished Kashmir, Pheran has survived as part of Kashmir’s identity. Now it is a grand mix of…

Fashion
Pheran is Back

From traditional wear to keep oneself warm during winters to a fashion statement, Pheran has come a long way. Rahiba…

Entrepreneurship
Out to Survive

When her father died leaving behind a family of ten to feed, people offered help. But Ara Jan, daughter number…

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