• The Genius of Ghulam Nabi Dar

    The Genius of Ghulam Nabi Dar

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    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...
  • Ghulam Ahmad Najar - Breathing Life into Planks of Walnut Wood

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    Ghulam Ahmad Najar have been in walnut wood craftsmanship since their childhood, taking after their father, an ancestral art passed down from father to son down the generations. Working in the small kharkhaana in downtown Srinagar for the past 60 years, he is an old feeble man who has given his life to this art having passed it down to his son, Imtiyaz Ahmad...
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