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 […]

Papier Maché: The craft of bringing paper to life

Papier Maché: The craft of bringing paper to life

Sajad Bhat SRINAGAR: Sitting in his small workshop in Alamgiri Bazar, Srinagar, artist Abdul Majeed Bhat, 50, is delicately designing flowers and birds on a papier-maché vase. Dozens of vases and bowls are lined up for him to decorate. “It’s a tough job and requires hours of back-breaking work,” says Majeed with a deep sigh. […]

Design workshop gives new insight to papier mâché artisans

Design workshop gives new insight to papier mâché artisans

Srinagar: A two week design development workshop for upgrading the skills of papier mâché artisans concluded at Craft Development Institute (CDI) on Thursday. The workshop titled ‘USTTAD’, about development in the traditional arts and crafts, was held in collaboration with National Institute of design, Ahmadabad and Ministry of Minority Affairs Government of India. Around 25 […]

Papier mâché inspires boy to create Paper Art

Papier mâché inspires boy to create Paper Art

By INSHA LATIEF SRINAGAR: Kangri, Shikara, swans are placed carefully next to furniture. The decorative items sit elegantly for display. Made with pieces of paper of different colours, the artefacts catch attention of people passing by. The decorative items are made by Mohsin Rashid, 18, of what he calls Paper Art. Inspired by the traditional […]