• Special Hands

    Special Hands

    “My name is Tariq Ahmed and I with my family live in this village from my childhood. It is me who started this group “Special Hands” and a group of artisans work in it. My group is called special hands for two reason. The primary reason is that we are specially abled, and we aren’t normal”!
  • Kashmiri Tapestry: How Maqbool Revives The Dead Craft

    Kashmiri Tapestry: How Maqbool Revives The Dead Craft

    Today, over 100 tapestry artisans have switched to other occupations for basic sustenance. If not revived today, the know-how of this craft will never reach the next generation and we will lose an art form that has made its voyage from Turkey to Kashmir.
  • Manzoor Ahmed - The Kashmiri Stone Artist On The Brink of Quitting His Craft

    Manzoor Ahmed - The Kashmiri Stone Artist On The Brink of Quitting His Craft

    “I put my heart and soul into the making of these paintings. Right from the scratch, they are purely handmade – no artificial colors, no use of machinery, no external help of any sorts. It takes me somewhere around 3 to 6 months to make a single painting, depending upon its size and I don’t mind. This craft is my invention. It is my...
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