Samovar, a copper kettle used to brew and boil tea, is part of Kashmir’s culture and witness to the region’s historic relationship with central Asia, wherefrom its origin is traced. The Kashmir Walla’s Asif Amin met the samovar makers to document the craft of making samovar. Edited by Tanweer Ahmad.
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