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Kashmir essence : Arts & Craft along the Dal lake

Updated: May 5

                                            

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The jewel in the crown of Indian tourism, Kashmir beckons with its captivating beauty tucked and preserved in the nation’s north.

Known as “Heaven on Earth”, this heaven of natural beauties captivates tourists. Adventure is waiting for you here, amidst the snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys.


Welcome to Kashmir, where there is always something new to discover at every turn.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a glimpse into the local culture, Kashmir offers it all with even more, especially with it's exceptional arts and handicrafts. 


HANDICRAFTS OF KASHMIR

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Enter the enchanted realm of Kashmir, where decades’ worth of tradition are woven together by skill and ingenuity.

This place has an incredible collection of handcrafted wonders hidden within the beautiful scenery, just waiting to be discovered. Embrace the rich warmth of embroidered shawls and Pashminas, marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of paper-mâché goods, and lose yourself in the exquisite beauty of silk and wool rugs.


Every piece of silverware, no matter how elegant or how shiny, reflects the rich history of Kashmir. Discover the charm of Pashmina shawls, which are sought after all over the world for their excellent craftsmanship.

Here is a collection of well-known Kashmiri arts and crafts that are exclusive to this state and region and are renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, which elevates them to the status of some of the best handicrafts in the world.


1.Tila Sozi

2. Namda Waeving

3. Crewel Work

4. Carpet Weaving

5. Wood Carving (Walnut)

6. PaperMachie

7. Pashmina Shawls

8. Sozini Work

9. CopperWare

10. Chain Stich

11. Phool Kari

12. Basoli Miniature Paintings

13. Ladakhi Rugs

14. Wicker Work (Willow Work)

15. Silk Tweeds

16. Silverware


Among all of these the ones that must be highlighted are of course the hand made shawls and the mesmerizing wood carving of Kashmir.


HANDMADE SHAWLS OF KASHMIR   

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Explore the rich past of the unmistakable Kashmir shawl, where each thread relates a tale of grace and tradition.

Unlike the girdle-style worn by Persians, these exquisite woolen robes, which derive from the Persian word “shal,” were originally draped across shoulders in India. Although shawls are loved for their coziness and fashion in North India these days, Kashmir is the region that attracts attention from around the world.

Captivated by its allure, Akbar (the Mughal emperor) explored several styling options, eventually popularizing the carefree draped aesthetic. Fashion fans worldwide appreciate Kashmiri shawls, which have become a symbol of ageless charm from the busy streets of Mumbai to far-flung areas abroad.


Kashmir’s Top 6 Shopping Destinations

A devotee of art and craft ought to dedicate a day to perusing genuine merchandise in Kashmir. The greatest stores in Kashmir for textiles, tea, spices, and handicrafts are featured here.


1.   Sarnal Payeen Anantnag Kashmir: For Metal Crafts

2.   Heritage: For Traditional Wear

3.   Ahmad Complex: For Kashmiri Jewelry

4.   Shri Kedarnath Shop: For Sandalwood And Metals

5.   Royal Kashmir: For Dry Fruits

6.   Pick N Choose: For Tea Products And More.

Now continuing into marking up of a higher stage of peace which is granted by just a long and nice fresh breath of air at the dal lake.


DAL LAKE: NOT JUST ANY BODY OF WATER

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Travel to Dal Lake, the jewel in Kashmir, where majesty and tranquility co-exist harmoniously.

Picture yourself floating across its calm waters with the soothing sound of oars splashing in time to your favorite music. Not simply a simple body of water, Dal Lake tells stories of beauty and culture and is the beating heart of Srinagar.

 

Tucked away amid the jaw-dropping views of the Zabarwan Range, Dal Lake is a captivating blend of blue waters and lush surroundings. Every moment is a discovery of Kashmir’s rich culture, whether you’re visiting the lively floating bazaar or enjoying a relaxing Shikara ride.

Dal Lake turns into an incredibly beautiful painting when the sun sets and casts a golden glow over the serene waters.

And your stay will be nothing short of spectacular because there are so many hotels in the area that provide gorgeous views and scrumptious local cuisine.


Explore the charm of Dal Lake, a place of beauty and simplicity, and set out on a tour through the heart of Kashmir that will never be forgotten.


Thanks for tuning in, and remember, the pleasant adventures take place off the overwhelmed route! 🌍✈️🔍

 

 

 

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Uma Raheja
Uma Raheja
Apr 26

Explore the vibrant arts and crafts scene along the picturesque Dal Lake in Kashmir, where skilled artisans showcase their talents amidst breathtaking natural beauty. From intricately woven carpets to exquisite papier-mâché products, experiencing Kashmir's rich cultural heritage along the shores of the Dal Lake is a truly enchanting journey.

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Gentleman
Gentleman
Apr 11

Now have an insight about Kashmir's offbeat destination

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Gentleman
Gentleman
Apr 11

The best blog i have ever read 👍

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