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.

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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…

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Killing Me Softly

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

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Certifying Pashmina

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

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The Silken Story

From fifteen lakh kilograms of cocoons produced in 1940 to just three lakh kilograms in 2012, the once profitable silk…

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A Fading Art

Kashmir produces one of the world’s most expensive handmade carpets but the artisans associated with the lucrative Qaleen industry are…

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PASHMINA POLITICS

Centuries after Kashmir made Cashmere a global fashion statement, the Rs 600 crore heritage Shawl sector feels compelled to use…

Fashion
A Desire to Design

With the launch of Kashmir’s first designer clothing store at Raj Bagh, Zubair Kirmani, a Delhi-based Kashmiri designer, has made…

Handicrafts
Awfully underpaid

With reduced wages Kashmiri artisans are getting poorer with each passing day, pushing them into despair and keeping away others…

Fashion
A Tweed Story

Tweeds from Scotland to Srinagar do not have much difference in quality, comfort and the manufacturing process. But the Harris…

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