Reddish-orange, raw honey cultivated in Kashmir by letting the bees pollinate on varieties of flowers and herbs. Add it in desserts and bakery items as a substitute for sugar. Mix with yoghurt, fruits and cereals. A floral, fruity taste with a hint of citrus, the flavour is complex and filling for the palate. Rich in antioxidants and glucose, acts as a natural sweetener. Apart from cooking, it is also a natural treatment for cough, acne, dried skin.
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.