4th ‘Hunar Haat’ at Delhi to showcase shawls, carpets and papier-mâché of Kashmir

4th ‘Hunar Haat’ at Delhi to showcase shawls, carpets and papier-mâché of Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Works of artisans belonging to minority communities and Tihar Jail inmates will be on display at the fourth edition of the Centre’s ‘Hunar Haat’, to be inaugurated at Pragati Maidan here by India’s minority minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today. ‘Hunar (skill) Haat’ is a platform created by the minority affairs ministry to offer […]

Taleem fetches Kashmir carpet unique geographical tag

Taleem fetches Kashmir carpet unique geographical tag

Srinagar: Taleem, a set of codes which craftsmen read while weaving carpets, last week won Kashmiri carpet the Geographical Indication tag, giving the fabled handicraft the certificate that it is unique to Kashmir. Iranian carpets are similar to Kashmiri carpets, in fact superior. So what qualifies a Kashmiri carpet for the GI tag? In no […]