Admiring Indian artistries-To revive the beauty of Kashmiri crafts and its age-old craftmanship
India has received admiration from all around the world for its cultural, historical, and artistic uniqueness. Craftsmanship and creativity have been a source of livelihood in rural communities since the dawn of civilization.
Historically, artists have been regarded with adoration, respect, and appreciation. However, as India has become more industrialized, local artisans have struggled to make a living due to a decline in demand for traditional handicrafts. The rise of machinery items has cast a shadow over Indian rural artisans' quality, creativity, and hard work, as well as their traditional craftsmanship.
It's time to support skilled craftsmen and help them showcase their expertise to the wider world. The Home Entrepreneur is always in support of handcrafted, locally sourced products and offers immense support for our local vendors in exhibiting their art via our online marketplace. This blog is dedicated to all those craftsmen, particularly to admire their work and to revive the beauty of Kashmiri crafts and their age-old craftsmanship.
Kashmiri Artistry and Their Age-old Craftmanship
The great culture and heritage of India have been passed down from generation to generation, which is similar to the case of ancient Kashmiri crafts and their amazing articles like Pashmina stoles, scarfs, hand-carved walnut boxes, and decorative items. The rich cultural diversity of Kashmir is well reflected in the vivid, distinct, and enchanting folk art and crafts. Various Pashmina stoles, scarfs and decor items are prevalent across various regions, each representing tradition, customs, and ideologies.
Pashmina Stoles: Recognising the Timeless Art and Efforts
Kashmiri art and craft is one of the oldest crafts in the world. The artisans have been working on it for centuries, with great dedication, and the pashmina stoles are a by-product of that endurance in reviving the beauty of their native craft.
The Pashmina stole is a type of silk fabric woven with fine, luxurious wool that originates from “cashmere” (a type of goat). The making of Pashmina involves collecting the fine hair of the Pashmina goat, sorting raw cashmere, spinning, weaving, and creating a world-class shawl.
It generally takes 4-5 days to prepare a single pashmina stole. It was traditionally worn by people in Kashmir to protect themselves from cold weather, but now these stoles are also worn as fashion accessories all over the world because of their magnificence and warmth.
Kashmiri Silk Scarfs: Creativity All-Over
The very best of craftsmanship is the scarfs which are the epitome of Kashmir’s rich heritage in arts and crafts. They are exquisitely hand embroidered on 100% silk fabric with multiple prints exhibiting the culture and scenic beauty of the valley. These scarfs are the very best to complement any of our attire and protect us from harsh sunlight, pollution, dust and other factors. Besides all this, a scarf has traditional and ritual values too.
Handcrafted Home Decor and Utility Safes: The Most Appealing Craft
India is a treasure trove of art forms that have been passed down from one generation to another and are still practiced in different parts of the country. The handicrafts and seamless artistry on the wood are valuable craftwork, and we believe that it is our responsibility to preserve the talent, beauty, and art that Kashmir has to offer.
The walnut wood tree is locally known as ‘doon kul’ wherein doon means walnut and kul means a tree. The wood is tough and long-lasting, with a fine grain and even texture that makes pleasing and detailed carving work. Walnut wood has a natural sheen that is enhanced by wax polishing. Kashmir's fine craftsmanship includes hand-carved walnut wood utility safe, extendable hand-carved walnut wood bookcase, and decor items like the hand-engraved copper decorative plate and so on.
The hand-carved wooden art box is made from a single piece of wood, and its design is influenced by Kashmiri culture. It has wooden art inside that can be used as a decorative item or to keep your personal belongings in order.