“Where Kashmiri Potters Fire an Ancient Art Form”

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Photo by Sharafat Ali / VII Mentor Program for the Christian Science Monitor. The potter’s craft is mostly passed down through families, with both men and women contributing to the effort. Mehmooda Bano lights a fire to keep the earthen pots warm as part of the curing process.

"A community of Kashmiri cave potters tries to preserve an ancient way of life, while conservation efforts would save the caves but move the people."

See the story by VII Mentor Program photographer Sharafat Ali, shot on assignment for The Christian Science Monitor