Saturday, March 26, 2016

SOME KASHMIRI PANDITS WERE ALSO ENGAGED IN WRITING CARPET DESIGNS IN KASHMIR .


                                                                                   


SOME KASHMIRI PANDITS WERE ALSO ENGAGED IN WRITING CARPET DESIGNS IN KASHMIR .
(PHOTO 1880 AD).

Kashmiri Muslims have always been master Artisans /craftsmen . The Papier Mache , Willow works, Walnut Wood carving , Shawl Making , Namda making , Gabba making , Crewel Embroidery, metal works especially copper,Silver works , Glass making , Paper making and so many crafts in Kashmir valley have flourished due to the extraordinary skills of Muslim artisan .And contribution of Sultan Zail ul Abdin or Budshah is second to none in this field.

Another contribution by kashmiri Muslims is the creation of a huge repository of Taleem Papers or Manuscripts of Designs for Carpet Industry.

However some kashmiri Pandits have also contributed in the field of Taleem writing or Writing Carpet Designs . Late Sher Ali ( Exporter of Kashmiri Handicrafts ) used to talk about one Moti Lal of Downtown as Master carpet Designer . According to him , Moti Lal had some exquisite Persian Designs in his Custody . Some one from his family was working as Master Designer or Taleem writer in a carpet factory .

Adds Shri Brij Krishen Dass :

“Pundit Arjan Nath Koul-Charibuchea, resident of Dadikadal was one of the professional 'Taleem' writer and an ace designer in great demand. Early fifties he shifted to Kanpur.”

Adds shri Tej Krishen Tikoo:

“Pt.Kashi Nath Bhan also knew the art of Talim writing and of course he was himself a best designer.Even Gabba center at Shiwala Mandir was looked after by him which exclusively was opened to help widows.All designs at the center were designed by him.”

And later in the second half of twentieth century , some top kashmiri Pandit Artists contributed immensely for creation of a Repository of Designs for kashmiri Handicrafts when a " School of Designs " was started by Government of Jammu and kashmir .Even prior to that , some Kashmiri Pandits were working as Handicraft Designers in Kashmir Valley .

This photograph clicked in 1880 AD in Srinagar city , shows a kashmiri Pandit working on Taleem papers ( Carpet Designs ) .

 ( Autar Mota)

PS

(a) Please see extreme right.The person sitting with an overcoat is a  kashmiri  Pandit. 
(b) This post refers to a period covered by 19th and 20th  Century .
(c) The post in specific Refers to Artisans and not Traders .

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