Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu & Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and charm. Chain Stitch and Crewel Embroidery are two major crafts of J&K. During the diagnostics study, it was observed that the artisans are engaged mainly in job work. They are dependent on the traders /middleman to a large extent. The middlemen provide raw materials and designs to the artisans and take back the finished products. It was also observed that the working conditions are not conducive for the artisans. They also face challenges related to raw material, design and marketing. Wood carving is another major craft of J&K. Carved walnut wood work is among the most important crafts of Kashmir.

IDENTIFIED BLOCKS FOR INTERVENTION MAJOR IDENTIFIED CRAFTS
  • Hazratbal
  • Khrew
  • Anantnag
  • Ashaibag
  • Kawdara
  • Safa Kaidal
  • Baramulla
  • Hawal
  • Siri Gufwara, Pahalgaon
  • Jakh (katwa road, Jammu)
  • Basoli shawl
  • Namdha embroidery
  • Gabba embroidery
  • Crewel embroidery
  • Embroidery & chain stitch
  • Wood carving
  • Calico printing
  • Paper machie
  • Sozni
  • Miscellaneous craft