Twenty-three-year-old Nazar Nasir from Srinagar has been taking the lead in making accessories and clothes through less practiced crochet, locally known as Quraishi in Kashmir. As per Nazar he learned the craft from his sister during the 2016 lockdown in Kashmir but claims that he has been facing a shortage of raw material in Kashmir’s markets. He says that crochet should not be related to the gender of a person, since it is being mostly practiced by females in the region.
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