26-year-old artist revives Kashmiri culture, heritage through Paper Mache art


Kashmiri ‘Paper Mache’ artist Shafiya Shafi is reviving and preserving Kashmiri lifestyle and heritage by means of her art. 26-calendar year-old Shafiya Shafi from the Lal Bazar place of Srinagar started the revival of the age-old art type by making ornamental merchandise to bring in the new technology to the Kashmiri art type. Paper Mache is a blend of craft and fine art from the Kashmir Valley. It is an art sort that is not only popular in Kashmir but also has a substantial demand worldwide.

Speaking to ANI, Shafiya Shafi stated, “Kashmiri pottery and artwork sort is dying. This is my initiative to protect the Kashmiri artwork for future generations.”
According to her, by means of this artwork sort, she expresses herself and also experiences a variety of mental peace although accomplishing it.

Shafi, who has self-taught herself in ‘Paper Mache’ explained, “I have self-taught my-self and not pursued any program in it. Whichever I am performing today, I have learnt and carried out it myself. I experiment a whole lot.”

Shafi posted a number of Paper Mache art on social media and been given an too much to handle reaction. She is now receiving recognised at the national and intercontinental amount for the ‘Paper Mache’ art.

Shafi, now, gets orders from all more than Kashmir. The initiative to revive the art variety has given a enhance to the Paper Mache art form and it has acquired momentum in the industry.

“I assumed the art would die as the artisans stopped culturing the artwork kind as they would not get excellent wages. It is very good that she took up this art and revived it,” reported Fahad Idrees, a customer.

Men and women from the national and international spheres have stepped in to support her in this new enterprise.
Shafi aspires to get this art form across the world from which other artists also profit from it.


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