Share this product
Check delivery options
In an attempt to revive the ancient craft of making mats out of grass, the last few artisans who master the skill of this craft have handmade a Kashmiri waguw mat as a last attempt to restore the majesty of this ancient craft. The Waguw is made up of a special type of grass which grows in wetlands and lakes locally known as "Peicz" which after reaching a height of 6 feet is harvested, dried and interwoven to result in the beautifully pattered grass mat. Traditionally in winters, Kashmiris used to plaster their floors with clay and when the clay dried it was covered with the waguw mat. But in the contemporary world, waguw can be used as an interior decorative mat, or even as a wall hanging to give a rustic look to your living spaces.
Estimated Arrival: Between 7-10 Days in India
Return Policy: Returns Accepted Within 7 Days Of Delivery.No Returns for On Sale Products.
Availability: Ships Internationally
Of the last 15 waguv makers in the Valley of Kashmir is Gulam Muhammed, a middle aged weaver who aspires to revive the 300 year old craft with sheer determination and skill. He gathers rice straw and reed from the swampy areas of Dal Lake, dries them and then weaves them into warps and wefts, thus creating flooring and decor mats which have been adorning Kashmiri homes for centuries altogether. Gulam Mohammed aspires to bring glory to the otherwise closed chapter of Waguv Making.The old artisan is now making use of modern technology to sell the craft to a global audience. With this initiative, The Lost Mat may be rediscovered again, the women behind its making may be empowered again and the craft may breathe yet again.