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B.N. Goswamy
Through the workmanship of the exquisite ‘Sikander Nama’ shawl from Kashmir, Prof. B.N. Goswamy explores the history and development of the hand-embroidered and hand-woven shawls from the Valley, as opposed to those produced on the loom. (In pic: The ‘Sikandar Nama’ shawl; Photo Courtesy: …
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Sadaf Nazir Wani
Sociologist Richard Sennett conceptualises the idea of craft to illustrate the intimate connection between the workings of the hand and the head.[1] He weaves a connection between knowing and working through the experience and action of craft. In Grundrisse, German political theorist Karl Marx…
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Sadaf Nazir Wani
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Sadaf Nazir Wani
Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted on November 9, 2018, in Hasanabad.  Sadaf Wani: How long have you been involved with papier mache? Fayaz Ahmad Jan: I have worked with the craft for over 37 years now. I learnt it from my father and other artists from the community. My…
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Sadaf Nazir Wani
Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted on November 5, 2018, in Srinagar, Kashmir.  Sadaf Wani: How did your involvement with papier mache begin? Niyaz Bhat: I have been associated with papier mache since my childhood. I learnt it from my father, who was deeply involved with…
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Sadaf Nazir Wani
The term 'papier mache' derives from the French words papier mâché, which literally translates as ‘chewed or mashed paper’. The term has been used to refer to a variety of craft forms that involve use of processed paper. The term has also come to denote various elaborate art traditions that have…
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Abdul Rashid Lone
Dr Shah has extensively researched on the early historic (early centuries of the Christian era) archaeology of the Kashmir region and has authored various scholarly texts on the subject. This interview was conducted by Dr Abdul Rashid Lone in Srinagar on March 23, 2019. Following is an edited…
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Abdul Rashid Lone
Little is known about the rich culture and heritage of Jammu and Kashmir which is also perhaps what makes the archaeological and historical study of the state so interesting. Academic research in the state has undeniably been marred by the decades of insurgency it has seen. With scant researches…
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