Gift Items/Souvniers

Carved walnut wood-work is among the most important crafts of Kashmir and this art reached Kashmir from Central Asia some 600-700 years ago.A variety of articles, both decorative and utilitarian, ranging from small items like bowls, trays, jewelery boxes to larger items of furniture are carved in walnut wood.Four main types of carving are usually practised in Kashmir-raised, engraved, undercut and plain. The art of wood carving is centred in the city of Srinagar.