Srinagar- The Director Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah on Saturday inaugurated a two day Calligraphy exhibition at Government Arts Emporium Srinagar.
The special feature of the Exhibition is the intricate calligraphy blended in the Carpet craft by the young acclaimed Artisan cum Designer Shahnawaz Ahmad Sofi. Also the Calligraphy work of a 65 year old artisan from Baramulla, namely, Mohammad Shafi Mir is on display.
On the inaugural day, visitors to the Exhibition were mesmerized to see the diverse range of masterpieces, highlighting the talent and creativity of both the participating artists. The opening reception was well-attended, with visitors enjoying the creative work and meeting the artists behind the artwork.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director said that the event is a celebration of our city’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, and we are delighted to see so many people come out to support our local artists.
The “Know Your Artisan” initiative from the Department of Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir is gaining attention and a lot of budding and talented artisans of the valley are approaching the Department for allowing them to showcase their diverse skill set to the masses in general and the targeted audience in particular.
The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir has dedicated its services to bridge the gap between artists and the masses through the department’s ‘Know Your Artisan’ initiative post recognition of Srinagar as the UNESCO’s Creative City in the field of Craft and Folk Art.
On the occasion, Director Handicrafts & Handloom thanked the stakeholders who are continuously supporting and promoting the local artisans. The Director also appreciated the role of media who have been prominent in promoting the budding and talented artisans of the valley, thus promoting the arts and crafts of the valley.
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