• Omaira Binish - Colorful Creations in Crochet

    Omaira Binish - Colorful Creations in Crochet

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    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...
  • Rifat Jan - Manufacturing Willow Bats

    Rifat Jan - Manufacturing Willow Bats

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    Meet Rifat Jan, a strong woman who has broken all stereotypes in the valley and proudly heads a bat manufacturing unit in Kashmir. A modern woman who has been balancing her home and work for the past 20 years, she is all praise for the values she was raised with and the unyielding support of her husband. Today, she is a leading manufacturer of...
  • Kashmiri Tapestry: How Maqbool Revives The Dead Craft

    Kashmiri Tapestry: How Maqbool Revives The Dead Craft

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    Today, over a 100 tapestry artisans have switched to other occupations in order 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 which 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

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    “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...
  • The Golden Hands of Paper Mache - Ghulam Rasool Jan

    The Golden Hands of Paper Mache - Ghulam Rasool Jan

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    Ghulam Rasool Jan is an award winning Paper Mache Artisan who has been in this creative art of Kashmir since generations. They have been working on this art relentlessly all their life and even now, they are trying to recreate the lost glory of this fine art by introducing newer contemporary designs. Having been awarded by the State as well as being the honoree...
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