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.

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…

Banking
Tenacious Ten

It all started with a dream to make big in life. With financial help from J&K bank under its SKEWPY…

Business
Naya Cashmere Designs

Two and half decades of conflict inspired many youngsters to take art as a medium of expression. Two youngsters from…

Handicrafts
Don’t Burn The Wheel

Introduction of GI tagging in pashmina has raised hope for revival of handmade product in Kashmir. If implemented properly, experts…

Handicrafts
Golden Fingers

By adopting Tilla Doozi, a small village in South Kashmir is keeping alive one of the most fascinating traditions of…

Business
Killing Me Softly

Models draped in Kashmiri Pashmina shawls once graced the ramps of Milan. But with technological intervention giving rise to adulteration,…

Business
Certifying Pashmina

A trip to Delhi made Kashmiri artisans realize that fake Pashmina products are threatening their survival in the market making…

Culture
Palhallan Potters

Although the art of making bakers’ kilns is on the decline across Kashmir valley, a group of families in north…

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