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


Kashmiri ‘Paper Mache’ artist Shafiya Shafi is reviving and preserving Kashmiri lifestyle and heritage through her art.

26-calendar year-old Shafiya Shafi from the Lal Bazar space of Srinagar started the revival of the age-previous artwork type by building decorative goods to bring in the new technology to the Kashmiri art form.

Paper Mache is a combination of craft and good art from the Kashmir Valley.

It is an artwork variety that’s not only popular in Kashmir but also has a massive demand worldwide.

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

In accordance to her, through this artwork sort, she expresses herself and also activities a sort of mental peace whilst undertaking it.

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Shafi, who has self-taught herself in ‘Paper Mache’ explained, “I have self-taught my-self and not pursued any study course in it. Whichever I am carrying out now, I have learnt and done it myself. I experiment a large amount.”

Shafi posted a few Paper Mache artwork on social media and acquired an frustrating response. She is now obtaining recognised at the nationwide and worldwide degree for the ‘Paper Mache’ art.

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

“I believed the artwork would die as the artisans stopped culturing the artwork type as they wouldn’t get excellent wages. It really is fantastic that she took up this artwork and revived it,” reported Fahad Idrees, a visitor.

Men and women from the national and worldwide spheres have stepped in to guidance her in this new enterprise.

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

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