26-year-old paper mache artist preserves Kashmiri culture through her art

Kashmiri ‘Paper Mache’ artist Shafiya Shafi is reviving and preserving Kashmiri society and heritage by way of her artwork.

26-12 months-previous Shafiya Shafi from the Lal Bazar space of Srinagar began the revival of the age-outdated art type by earning ornamental objects to bring in the new technology to the Kashmiri artwork sort.

Paper Mache is a blend of craft and wonderful artwork from the Kashmir Valley.

It is an artwork kind that is not only well known in Kashmir but also has a big demand from customers globally.

Talking to ANI, Shafiya Shafi stated, “Kashmiri pottery and artwork variety is dying. This is my initiative to protect the Kashmiri art for long term generations.”

In accordance to her, by means of this art form, she expresses herself and also encounters a type of psychological peace although performing it.

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Shafi, who has self-taught herself in ‘Paper Mache’ reported, “I have self-taught my-self and not pursued any study course in it. Whichever I am executing these days, I have learnt and completed it myself. I experiment a whole lot.”

Shafi posted a couple of Paper Mache artwork on social media and gained an too much to handle reaction. She is now getting recognised at the national and worldwide amount for the ‘Paper Mache’ art.

Shafi, now, receives orders from all in excess of Kashmir. The initiative to revive the artwork type has offered a raise to the Paper Mache artwork sort and it has attained momentum in the market place.

“I assumed the art would die as the artisans stopped culturing the art variety as they would not get fantastic wages. It is great that she took up this art and revived it,” claimed Fahad Idrees, a customer.

People from the nationwide and international spheres have stepped in to assistance her in this new enterprise.

Shafi aspires to consider this art sort throughout the globe from which other artists also gain from it.

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This story has been revealed from a wire agency feed without the need of modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been adjusted.

Angelia S. Rico

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