Bahri Handicrafts

Bahri Handicrafts
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By Kashmir Search , Monday, July 9, 2012 12:00 AM

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Bahri Handicrafts is one of the leading exporters of high-quality handicrafts from the beautiful valley of Kashmir. We have a panel of highly skilled Kashmiri artisans, whose centuries old craftsmanship continues to charm connoisseurs of ethnic handicrafts. We bring the creations of these master craftsmen to people across the globe.

The mission of the business is to promote "Fair Trade" by purchasing items for resale only from organizations and cooperatives that are dedicated to creating opportunities for artisans to obtain or maintain a decent standard of living by paying a fair market price for their unique and high-quality handicrafts.

Papier Mache:
Papier Mache is among the most renowned crafts of Kashmir. The art was born in Persia, and brought to Kashmir in the 15th century.The creation of a paper mache objects can be divided into two distinct categories - the 'sakhtsazi' (making the object) and the 'naqashi' (painting the surface).
It is in the 'naqashi' that that the Kashmiri artisans add their distinct identity to this art form. The colours for painting designs on the surface are obtained by grinding and soaking various vegetable mineral dyes in pigment or stone form.The paper Mache objects produced in Kashmir today vary from Christmas ornaments to coasters and include boxes of every imaginable size and shape.

There are several varieties of carving:
Deep carving, usually with dragon or lotus flower motifs
Shallow carving, done all over the flat surface
Open or lattice work, usually depicting the Chinar motif
Semi-carving, which is a thin panel along the rim of a surface, with perhaps a center motif. The advantage of semi-carving is that it allows the grain of the wood to be displayed, together with the carver's skill. Wax polishing brings out the inherent sheen of walnut wood, and is by far the most popular finish.

Contact Person: Mr. Parvesh Bahri
Mobile / Cell Phone:(91)-9419015021

Bahri Handicrafts
94 Munir Manzil Lambert Lane Regal Chowk
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - 190 001
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Phone :  91-194-2459223, 91-194-2458523
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94 Munir Manzil Lambert Lane Regal Chowk Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - 190 001


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