Shopping in Kashmir is a truly an overwhelming and delightful experience. A shopper's paradise, Kashmir offers numerous shopping attractions to its visitors. The amazing handicrafts of the valley of Kashmir truly match its scenic beauty. A tour to Kashmir will leave you mesmerized not only with the beauty of the state, but also with its remarkable arts and crafts. A reflection of the colorful life of the Kashmiris, Kashmiri handicrafts are usually made by the women folk of the family.
Before you set out on the trip to Kashmir, is it advisable that you get
to know the local handicrafts and other shopping items of Kashmir. This
Kashmir shopping guide will help you further to explore the popular
shopping items and shopping destinations of the Kashmir valley.
Kashmiri handicrafts are known for their uniqueness and work far and
wide. Some of the handicraft items of Kashmir have even earned global
recognition. The Pashmina shawls of Kashmir are one of such handicraft
items that are famous throughout the world. Have a look at some of the
main shopping attractions of Jammu and Kashmir include Carpets,
Papier-mache, Shawls, Silk and Tweeds, Woodwork, Pherans, Brass, Copper
and Silverware,Wall hangings with naqqashi work, Chain Stitch
Embroidery, Saris Cricket Bats, Wicker baskets, Crewel Furnishings,
The handmade carpets of Kashmir are famous throughout the world. Though
quite expensive, Kashmiri carpets are a worthwhile lifelong investment.
Apart from being always handmade, another quality of Kashmir carpets is
that they are always knotted, never tufted.
The papier-mâché of Kashmir is a popular handicraft item.
Even though all the paper-maches of Kashmir look similar at first
glance, they command different prices. The price depends upon the type
and the quality of the product.
The Kashmir valley is known for its shawls throughout the world.
Kashmir shawls are mainly of three types- wool, pashmina and shahtoosh.
They differ on the basis of the fabric used to make them.
Simultaneously, all these shawls differ to a great extent in their
Silk and Tweeds
Kashmir silk and tweed are some of the items that are invariably high
on the shopping list of all those coming to the Kashmir valley. Infact,
sericulture and tweed weaving counts amongst the important occupations
of the Kashmiris.
The wooden carvings of Kashmir are quite popular throughout the
country. The exquisite woodcarvings are proof of the skill and talent of
the traditional craftsmen of Kashmir.
The shopping places in Kashmir consist of privately owned as well as
the government emporia. If you are visiting private shops then a little
bit of bargain is advisable otherwise the Government Emporiums are a