Author: D N Saraf
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170172047
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
Land - People - Culture
Basketry & Mat Weaving
Leather And Furs
Clay and Ceramics
Organization & Development