Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar wins prestigious World Craft City title

Pashmina weaving weaver handloom craftsmen kaani shawl kashmir
Pashmina Weaving. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: Srinagar has been honoured with the prestigious title of ‘World Craft City’ by the World Crafts Council, marking an achievement in the city’s rich history of craftsmanship and cultural heritage.

This recognition celebrates the exceptional skill and dedication of Srinagar’s artisans and craftsmen, whose work has gained international acclaim.

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha took to social media platform X to announce the news, expressing heartfelt congratulations to the people of Srinagar.

“Heartiest congratulations to Srinagar for being recognised as a World Craft City by the World Crafts Council. This prestigious honour celebrates the rich heritage, craftsmanship, and vibrant culture of our beloved Srinagar,” the tweet read.

“Kudos to all the artisans and craftsmen whose dedication and talent have made this achievement possible,” the Lieutenant Governor’s Office added.

Pertinently, the recognition by the World Crafts Council is expected to boost the local economy, promote tourism, and encourage the younger generation to pursue traditional crafts.

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