Kashmir Art and Crafts

From the amusing trinket to a collector’s item, you’ll find it all in Srinagar.

Kashmir  is not just blessed with natural scenic beauty but also with talented craftsmen. Kashmiri handicrafts are known throughout the world for their artistic work and grandeur.

Versatile design and shops filled with handicrafts and souvenirs are a common sight which can suit every pocket. The art and spirit of craftsmen is unique and enchanting.

 

PASHMINA SHAWLS & BLANKETS

Pashmina shawls  are the most popular tourist buys in Srinagar. The finest shawls in the world are made in Kashmir.

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The shawls, made of sheep wool and Pashmina wool, are known for their fine texture and soft colours.

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CARVED UTENSILS

Apparels and carved utensils are the other popular things that tourists like to buy.

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Stone and silver jewelries made in Srinagar are definitely worth taking back home.

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Wood carving is done on a variety of objects-ranging from furniture to articles of personal use like  jewelry boxes, photo frames etc. Walnut is the most common wood used for carving. Kashmir is the only part of India where the walnut tree grows.

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CARPETS

Kashmiri Handicraft such as chain stitch carpets in both wool and silk are a lifetime investment and the shoppers’ selection range from the simple to the most extraordinarily intricate patterns.

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Products made out of paper mache and bamboo, copper and silverware, mirror frames, Kashmiri Saffron (Kesar) and dry fruits are also famous and tops the shopping list of visitors.

Each and every product price is structured depending on  how much skill, labour and material has gone into its fabrication.

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Apart from the place, culture and tradition , art and craft is another favorite things that tempts you to visit the place with rich tradition of culture and craftsmanship.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Harsha
    July 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Wow that looks awesome….Please get me one.. 😉

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      njoyeverymoment
      July 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      yup…. sure in my next visit to Kashmir 😛 do let me know what do you want shawl ,carpet or jewellery box for your girlfriend 🙂 🙂

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        Harsha
        July 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Oops I guess I am late… 🙁
        And for me a nice Shawl and for my Girlfriend I guess you have to get a shawl,Carpets and Jewellery too.. 😛

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        njoyeverymoment
        July 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        just one shawl for u and so many items for ur gf 😀 waise where is ur next episode of love story ab post mein likhna tha na ki break ke baad n break thoda lambha hai …lol 😀 😀

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    My Say
    July 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Snaps packed with vibrant colours .. making life lively .. Handloom products of the place are anytime add to the decor

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      njoyeverymoment
      July 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Yup dats true and Kashmir is special for its beautiful handicrafts 🙂

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        My Say
        July 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

        and for being Kashmir … and for being heaven !

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    travellingslacker
    July 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Lovely colorful images… Kashmir has been a longtime plan for me… but never worked out somehow…

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      njoyeverymoment
      July 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂 and if possible do plan a trip to Kashmir for sure,its one of the beautiful place to be seen in a lifetime 🙂

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    theinnerzone
    July 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Love the pictures, how I miss India!

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    varun
    July 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    very nice and colorful posts 🙂

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    Easwar Arumugam
    July 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Nice place depicted beautifully.

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    Anunoy Samanta
    July 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Although I’m not much fascinated to handicrafts I must say you’ve presented it quite well!
    But i was wondering why photos are not being displayed in the post…. or is it my browser prblem [don’t know really]…

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      njoyeverymoment
      July 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and lovely words ,it might be browser problem as the pic size is huge 🙁 Thanks for bringing it to notice ,I will resize my images before I post 🙂 Can you check if its still not visible at your end.

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    aishaditta
    July 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve visited Pakistan before, but not Kashmir but this is absolutely stunning.

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