Kashmir’s last generation of chain-stitch artisans sees no future for the craft

Kashmir’s last generation of chain-stitch artisans sees no future for the craft Srinagar, Jan 17 (KNO): Traditional chain-stitch craft is witnessing slow death with craft restricted to old generation of artisans. Mohammad Irfan Wani, a chain stitch artist from Malchemar Aali Kadal told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that his family has been associated with … Read more

Zarifa Jan: An uneducated Kashmiri Sufi poetSufi poet who pens poems in a unique coded language

Zarifa Jan: An uneducated Kashmiri Sufi poet who pens poems in a unique coded language Zarifa Jan is a unique Sufi poetess from the Kashmir Valley who uses a unique coded language to preserve her poems. Zarifa, 65, said she started writing poems in her late 30s after she had gone to fetch water from … Read more