A pumpkin seed is the edible seed of a pumpkin. The seeds are typically flat and asymmetrically oval, have a white outer husk, and are light green in color after the husk is removed. When removed from the flesh of a pumpkin, they can be rinsed and roasted, either plain or with other flavours such as oils and spices, to create a delicious, crunchy snack. Pumpkin seeds have a malleable, chewy texture and a subtly sweet, nutty flavor.
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.