The process of making copperware goes through many artisans who are specialized in a particular technique. This handcrafted artisanal work involves Khar – the smith, Naqash – the engraver, Zarcod – the gilder, Roshangar – the polisher and Charakgar – the cleaner or finisher.
We’re climbing walnut trees with sticks in Kashmir’s Harvan area and plucking green walnuts. They are oval in shape with hard, lime green skin. The green walnuts are later broken by hand. The harvest is in full swing so get your hands on some of these delicious nuts. Shipping worldwide! 🦯🌳☀️
Generations of craftsmen in Kashmir adopted techniques of art over centuries from travelling artisans, most recently in the 15th century from the followers of King Zain-ul-Abidin. A collective of woodcarving, copper engraving, carpet weaving and hand-made paper pulp art called Papier-Mache.