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Walnut wood carving is an ornamental and delicate craft process that is unique to Kashmir due to the concentration of walnut trees. Walnut wood carving is believed to have been introduced in Kashmir by Sheikh Hamza Makhdoomi during the reign of Zainul Abdideen in the 15th century. Kashmir craftsmen rejoice in carving intricate and varied designs but the number of craftsmen has reduced for the past few years due to “fewer returns”. Watch this report by Asma Bhat for The Kashmir Walla

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