Monday, July 30, 2007

Pinjrakari- islamic latticework from kashmir

Pinjrakari is the version of the traditional islamic wooden lattice work, as it is known in Kashmir. There is a lone practitioner of this craft left in the valley -Mr Mohammed Ashraf. We worked with him as part of a project on kashmiri furniture. Pinjrakari is made by creating a lattice by assembling strips of deodar (white cedar) cedarus deodara. It is used traditionally in windows and can be found in all the beautiful shrines in Srinagar and the vale of kashmir. more info can be had from CDI Posted by Picasa


Ria Patel said...

Your work is absolutely STUNNING!