“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”!
I observe him working on a box, the elaborate detailing of which leaves me totally awestruck. He captures even the tiniest veins of a leaf with a whole multitude of tools which he sifts through to find the best fit. Chunks of walnut wood come off as he strikes the box, digging out the famous undercut.H e carefully brushes them away, his face focused...