Handicrafts articles

Sozni Daughters

Sozni Daughters

Mechanization of handicrafts apart, hundreds of youngsters, mostly girls, in Kashmir’s periphery are using the art as a decisive tool to help their families come out of social stress and poverty, reports Saima

Saving Namda

An 18-year-old girl’s invention helped save the centuries old art of Namda making. A sports and science fiction buff, she already has her kitty full with offers from top world universities. Heena Muzzafar

Pashmina Portal

Disturbed by the plight of artisan a young boy is out to change the system. Ubeer Naqushbandi reports the legacy of a business family and its fall and rise  One afternoon in November

A Clay Thing

Not so long ago clay utensils were central to Kashmir’s lifestyle. But as plastic took over, people associated with the craft are fading into timeline. Mohammad Raafi reports Puffing a cigarette, Bashir Ahmad

Noori 2.0

After seen being cradled by Omar Abdullah in March 2012, the cloned Pashmina goat Noori went out of sight instantly. Four years later, Noori is now mother of two kids besides an inspiration

Golden Hands 

They are the golden hands behind intricate designs and motifs that make Kashmir’s heritage handicrafts famous. But the same hands are on the brink of begging if not held on time, reports Syed

Craft Kangri

For centuries, Kashmir has fought winter with the peculiar firepot, the Kangri. A visit to kangri-makers and understanding the supply demand chain makes Shakir Mir to report that the darling of Kashmir winters

Silken Strokes

Everybody in the family thought he is overqualified to be a carpet weaver. But this fine arts student was dreaming of a revolution in the industry. Syed Asma visits him to see some