Visit Kashmir and you just cannot afford to miss this beautiful
called Pahalgam. Often referred to as mini Switzerland or the Valley of
Shepherds, this beautiful place is perched between the breathtaking Sheshnag
Lake and Lidder. Whether you want to go for a trek with your gang or get
together with your family or simply lie under the warm bright sun, listening to
the sound of the gushing water, this heavenly place has a whole wide
range of activities to offer to its visitors.
Wicker willow, locally known as Veer Kani in Kashmir is one of the most significant crafts of Kashmiri Handicraft Industry. There must not be anyone who visited Kashmir and could ignore the presence of this earthy craft spread across the heavenly picturesque of the Vale of Kashmir. These creative and delicately crafted masterpieces of art are a wonderful sight while taking a tour of the rich Kashmiri handicraft markets.
Eid ul fitr is a festival of joy and love that is so eagerly awaited by everyone, young and old, after a month long of continuous fasting from dawn to dusk. This Eid in itself is a gift, a blessing from Almighty to celebrate the determined believers’ devotedness. So this festival is an elevated occasion for spilling around love, indulging in mouth-watering delicacies and dressing up in fabulous, colourful dazzling outfits. While you are all still busy praying and fasting, we have put up an easy yet festive collection of outfits for you to choose from and flair this Eid.
Kashmir is not a place that you visit once and
cross off from your list. Unlike other places, one doesn’t need a season or a
particular time of the year to visit this heaven of a place. Beautiful all
throughout the year, Kashmir is most known for its kaleidoscopically colorful
summer season. Summer, in Kashmir starts at around the onset of May and lasts
till 15th of July, which marks the onset of ‘wahraat’ that is the rainy season
in the valley. This beautiful ‘Retkol’ (summer) as it is called in Kashmiri language
breaths in an altogether different life, marked by blossoms in bloom, gushing
rivers into magnanimous lakes, vibrant markets, glorious mornings serene
evenings, clear blue skies, starry nights , beauty galore. Kashmir, hence, sees
a surge in the number of tourists and visitors from all over the globe in this
season. There are travellers, trekkers, sports persons, and people from cinema,
photographers, poets and many more. And trust me when I say, the bewitchingly
beautiful valley has something to offer to all of them, in ways they want.
Even though we were and are teachers, we knew fabric painting and crochet and loved doing it together. Not being trained from any design institute, we improved our skills mainly through online tutorials. What started making stuff for home, gradually gained popularity among our immediate circle of friends and relatives and it was then that we started receiving orders for our work, though on a very small scale. With the passage of time, requests started pouring in and it was then that the concept of CraftWorld Kashmir flashed in our minds. Soon we realized that many people were selling their skills through social media and we decided to use these platforms to grow our business. The initial investment was very low, almost negligible, as our products were made to order.