Papier-maché : things to buy inThe process of molding raw paper into visually beautiful items is known as papier-mâché, and it is widely practiced in Kashmir. Because it uses paper pulp to construct vases, bowls, cups, and boxes, the famous craft technique gets its name from the French language, which means "chewed paper."
Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Persian saint, brought it to Kashmir in the 14th century. He brought 700 artisans from his birthplace to Kashmir during his stay. Local Kashmiris were taught numerous craft styles by these professional artisans, including papier-mâché.
Sakht Sazi and Naqashi are the two basic processes of this art. Sakht Sazi is the initial process, which involves building a paper pulp foundation for the papier-mache figurine or object, and Naqashi is the final step, which involves painting and embellishment. This craft is well-known around the world and is in high demand on the international market. You buy this thing at the srinagar local market.
It is available at :
Suffering Moses, a craft store located on The Bund road, is an old name for selling the world-famous Papeir Mache products.
Address : The Bund Road , Munshi Bagh Srinagar.
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These products are also available in Polo View and Lambert Lane markets; both markets fall in the Lal chowk area.