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Arts And Crafts of Jammu & Kashmir
Arts And Crafts of Jammu & Kashmir

Arts And Crafts of Jammu & Kashmir

by D N Saraf

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Language

English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

8170172047 - Year: 1995 - Pages: 290

Binding

Hardcover

D N Saraf
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Author: D N Saraf
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 290
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170172047

Description

Kashmir is known for its arts and crafts. But there is no single book so far which deals overall and totally with both known and lesser known crafts of Jammu & Kashmir State. This book portrays a comprehensive study providing wealth of information and visual documentation on the beautiful part of India comprising Jammu, Kashmir valley and Ladakh. A state with rich craft and cultural heritage deserves to be better known in its crafts context of people and culture. As a close and living relationship ties land to people and people to craft and culture, the book opens with brief description of this relationship.

Since traditional skills co-exist and change in the course of changing conditions, the book covers some of the more important as well as lesser known crafts in their historical background, present and potential for future. Development being a constant process, the book also reviews the actual craft situation,, its scope, design, craft training, the domestic marketing and exports of crafts, concluding on the most important factor-the craftsmen and their welfare.

The book is invaluable in many way. Over 100 pages of excellent photographs and typical design motifs. General readers, planners and administrators as well as traders and exporters will find highly useful the details the book provides with the personal touch of author’s rich experience over the years

Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

Land - People - Culture
Crafts-Skills-Usages
Textiles
Floor Coverings
Wood-Work
Papier Mache
Metal Work
Silverware
Jewellery
Basketry & Mat Weaving
Leather And Furs
Clay and Ceramics
Paintings
Stone Craft
Organization & Development
Annexures
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Picture Credits

INDEX

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