Featuring Gulam Nabi Dar

Luxuries in Walnut Wood

Ghulam Nabi Dar is a 63 year old master craftsman who strives to revive the lost craftsmanship of the valley by carving out unmatched beauties in walnut wood which take him up to six months to complete. He, along with his group of artisans believes in restoring the glory of walnut wood artistry to what it was 50 years ago. The artisan specializes in undercuts (Khokurdar), Jalidar, Deep carving (vobreivith) and shallow carving (sadikaem) - practices which have more or less been abandoned by Kashmiri artisans in the modern era.

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