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.
The shawls, made of sheep wool and Pashmina wool, are known for their fine texture and soft colours.
Apparels and carved utensils are the other popular things that tourists like to buy.
Stone and silver jewelries made in Srinagar are definitely worth taking back home.
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.
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.
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.
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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