Shahnama Tours offers you a glimpse into the culture and traditions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state has a rich heritage with respect to art and craft.
Tours and travel to the state of Kashmir gives you a chance to explore the artistic tradition of the different tribes who make this vibrant and colorful region their home. There are several tribes living in different parts of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Each of these tribes has their own tradition and culture and it is still reflected in the day-to-day items like clothes, utensils etc.
The designs and Naqqashi
work done on the various handcrafted items have a strong imprint of ancient tradition. Kashmiri artisans endeavor to carry on the ancient tradition of artistry, though a few changes have taken place. Tours and travel to the remote rural regions in Kashmir gives you a chance to see these artisans at work and create exquisite works of art.
is very popular. Extensive carving is done on wooden furniture, wooden boxes and other decorative and useful items made of wood.
Kashmiri Papier-mache work
is also very popular Kashmiri art form. Papier-mache vases, bowls and other decorative items have exquisite traditional designs in vibrant colors on them.
Hand Woven Willow Baskets
are very common in Kashmir and the locals utilize these for their everyday use. Tours and travel to Kashmir gives you a chance to see these weavers at work.
Kashmiri Silk and Woolen Carpets
have intricate designs woven on them. The wall hangings have naqqashi work done on them and are a favorite with tourists. The Jamavar Work
that is done by artisans on silk and woolen shawls is characteristic of the state of Kashmir.