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KASHMIR In Capital ­­­: From The House of Shaws

KASHMIR In Capital ­­­: From The House of Shaws

As Kashmiri shawls are loved across the globe, Delhi over the years has emerged as a prime location for the shawl tourism. In the eighth part of Kashmir in Capital series, Kashmir Observer talks to a scion of Shaw Brothers in Defense Colony-New Delhi, who has seized upon the emerging markets of Kashmiri Handicrafts since the 1990s.

KASHMIR In Capital: Carpet Chronicle of ‘Russian King’

KASHMIR In Capital: Carpet Chronicle of ‘Russian King’

Kashmiri carpets, which ruled the world at one point in time, faced decline with the emergence of new techniques, deteriorating quality, and political turmoil inside their state of origins. However, a man from Lalbazar, Srinagar, is fighting hard to bring the glory back to its name. In this seventh part of the Kashmir In Capital series, Kashmir Observer talks to Umer Hameed and narrates his story of popularizing the Kashmiri carpets in New Delhi.

KASHMIR In Capital: South Delhi’s Samaritan Shawl-man

KASHMIR In Capital: South Delhi’s Samaritan Shawl-man

In this fifth part of the ‘Kashmir in Capital’ series, Kashmir Observer talks to Basharat Saleem Sheikh, owner of Kashmir Specialities in New Delhi, to find out his story of success from scratches.

KASHMIR In Capital: A ‘Piece of Persia’ In Delhi

KASHMIR In Capital: A ‘Piece of Persia’ In Delhi

In this fourth part of the ‘Kashmir in Capital’ series, Kashmir Observer profiles Abdul Majeed Chaku, a resident of Srinagar, who brought woodwork—an essential part of Kashmiri handicraft—to Delhi.

KASHMIR in Capital: Pashmina Threads in Nizamuddin

KASHMIR in Capital: Pashmina Threads in Nizamuddin

In this third part of ‘Kashmir in Capital’ series, Kashmir Observer tells tale of Abdul Rasheed, whose journey from Shalimar to Nizamuddin revived the crumbling state of craft in Delhi’s ‘art of gallery’ arcade.

Kashmir Artisans To Take Part In Noida Haat Fairs

Kashmir Artisans To Take Part In Noida Haat Fairs

The artisans and weavers from Kashmir shall get their first opportunity to participate in physical fairs outside the J&K UT for selling their exotic range of hand-made products during the Diwali Utsav beginning at Noida Haat from October 30 to November 14.

Govt Signs Pact With E-Commerce Giant To Promote Kashmir Crafts

Govt Signs Pact With E-Commerce Giant To Promote Kashmir Crafts

In a bid to boost online sales of Kashmiri handicraft and handloom products, the JK govt on Thursday signed a MoU with one of the leading online retailer Flipkart to help artisans reach customers across the globe.

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