Guldasta Hand Engraved Wall Hanging
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- Material :Walnut Wood
- Diameter :20*9.5*1 inches
- Care :Clean with a Soft Dry Cloth
- KBCODE: KBF2203
- Time To Make : 5-7 Days
- Availability: Ships Internationally
- Brand: Gulam Nabi Dar
The exclusive wall hanging is the creative genius of an old aged artisan who crafts wonders out of plain planks of walnut wood by chiselling the finest and most intricate of Kashmiri motifs all around it. The masterpiece takes him more than a month to complete as he works its deeply carved details from dawn to dusk. The specialized carving is known as undercut and has been known only by a handful of artisans ever since the inception of walnut wood carving in Kashmir.
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.
Kashmir is the only region in India bestowed with the presence of the majestic Walnut Trees, the most intriguing dimension of which is the beautiful carving it hosts. Wood carving reached Kashmir from Central Asia some 600 years ago when a Muslim Saint Shah-e-Hamdaan migrated to the Valley. Walnut wood in natural as well as in carved form has been used for making elegant furniture and home décor through a laborious process since its inception