Indian Government Unravels Kashmiri Crafts

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Photo by Sharafat Ali / VII Mentor Program. A shawl washer dries the shawls in a mechanical spin machine on April 19, 2016.

For ages, the region’s people have turned wool into highly sought-after shawls. It’s a craft that has sustained generations of artisans and traders alike but now it is threatened.

See VII Mentor Program photographer Sharafat Ali’s story “Indian Government Unravels Kashmiri Crafts” in New Frame.