Art & Crafts in Jammu & Kashmir

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About Arts & Crafts in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir boasts a rich heritage of art and craft. The valley of Kashmir alone is a haven for culture lovers looking forward to witnessing varied art & craft in the state. A glimpse of the state’s rich art & craft heritage can be seen in their lives. From their utensils to clothes to furniture to jewellery almost everything reflects the master skills and dedication of the locals towards the traditional art & craft in Jammu & Kashmir.

Types of Arts & Crafts in Jammu & Kashmir

There’s a wide variety of arts & crafts to be seen in Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmir's Srinagar, Ganderbal, and Budgam districts are the prime contributors in the state's handicraft skills that include:

  • Weaving
  • Crewel Embroidery
  • Wood Crafting, and Carving
  • Silverware work
  • Papier-Mache
  • Phool Kari

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Popular Handicraft to Buy in Jammu & Kashmir


Jammu & Kashmir is famous across the globe, in fact the union territory leaves one spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. Amongst the top art & crafts items to buy in Jammu & Kashmir include:

  • Pashmina Shawls and Stoles
  • Crewel Embroidery curtains, bedsheets, table runners
  • Walnut wood items
  • Kashmiri Rugs and Carpets
  • Papier-Mache items
  • Phool Kari items

Where to Buy Handicrafts and Other Items in Jammu & Kashmir


In every corner of Jammu & Kashmir you can find the trace of its rich art & craft. There are small to large shops in almost every popular attraction of J&K selling Pashmina shawls, papier-mache items, embroidered clothes, carpet and more. Some of the best places for shopping in Jammu & Kashmir are:

  • Srinagar for Kashmiri handicraft, woodwork, Pashmina, carpets, metalware
  • Anantnag for brass and copper crafts
  • Budgam for Kashmiri embroidered clothes, and jewellery
  • Katra for Kashmiri embroidered clothes
  • Gulmarg for Pashmina shawls and scarves and embroidered clothes
  • Pahalgam for woolens, carpets, kaftans, Namaz prayer rugs, and Kashmiri handicrafts