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Kashmiris are very hard working and intelligent and are known for their oratorial skills. They are skilled artisans and craftsmen whose work of art is appreciated around the world. The skilful artisans of Kashmir are renowned for a variety of items the world over. Embroidery with intricate designs and on exquisite materials like Pashmina silk and Shatoosh is very popular and in high demand among the tourists. Shawls, Namdar (Woven Carpets), Puttoo (Handloom tweed) etc, are exported. Woodcarvings on the wood of walnut tree is a speciality. The silk industry of Kashmir is one of the largest in the country. Another exquisite art is that of paper machie, and decorative items like Lampshades, Jewelry boxes etc are highly appreciated.
 
 
Woodcarving
Wood craft in Kashmir flourished from the 11th century onwards when the people were allowed to freely procure wood from the forests. A grand wooden palace with......
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Papier Mache
The word Papier Mache has been derived from a French word which literally means “chewed paper”. But in Kashmir it was known by its Iranian title “Kari Qalamdarie” – A pen case.
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Embroidery
Kashmir is known internationally for its style of embroidery which is found on garments like the phiran, tapestry, curtains, shawls and household linen. The craftsmen draw inspiration.....
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Artisans
Kashmiris are very hard working and intelligent and are known for their oratorial skills. They are skilled artisans and craftsmen whose work of art is appreciated around the world.
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