As claimed by a local legend, a ‘Raffoogar’(darner) named Alibaba lived in the valley of
Deeply intertwined with the day-to-day lives of the natives, the craft of weaving wicker into
If Kashmir is fondly regarded as the paradise on earth then Srinagar has to be the ultimate abode
It is a six inch round everyday breakfast bread. A small ball of dough is spread across a stone platform with the palm dipped in milk. Texturing it with the impression of the fingers, the naan-wai pulls the stretchy dough off the stone and slaps it on the warm oven wall gently. It come out with golden on the upper side and white on the lower and is usually had with butter or jam along with nun-chai.
The Changpas of Ladakh consist of four tribes further divided into fourteen groups, with an average of 130 families per group.
Before one starts to weave a Kani shawl the design or the pattern has to be made. It is given to a Naaqash to draw a pattern..
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