Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant in the mint family. Chia seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots. Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor that works well to complement both sweet and savory dishes. In raw form, the texture of the chia seed is crunchy and dense.
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.