Crafts Centers of India

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir with its rich culture and heritage is famous all over the worild for its famous Pashmina Shwals & elegant carpets. The following are some of th major centers each of which are unique in their respective areas of craftmanship !

  • Anantnag:


  • Baramullah:


  • Srinagar:
  • The craftsmen of Srinagar and its adjoining areas are engaged in a number of traditional crafts. Srinagar is the center for production of hand knotted silk and woolen carpets. The making of these carpets shows a very high degree of craftsmanship. Carpet weavers follow the traditional Persian style of carpet making, which can also be seen on the various deigns and patterns. Craftsmen here also make beautiful chain-stitched rugs, gabbas and namdas, which are made in variety of size and designs.

    Other popular craft from Srinagar is weaving woolen shawls, Pashmina and Shehtoosh shawls, which are world-renowned. Some of these shawls and pherans (traditional Kasmiri dress) have intricate embroidery on them. Srinagar is also known for wood items such as furniture, tables, trays, partitions, fruit bowls etc having exquisite and intricate carving done on them. Walnut wood is mainly used here, for making these items. Srinagar is also known for its papier-mch items, which are highly ornate and are painted in bright colors .

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