Video By: Sajad Shah | Article By: Sajad Rasool
Kangri is a small earthenware bowl of a quaint shape held in a frame of wicker-work. The making of fire pot involves hard work of the artisans and are sold in markets at cheaper and affordable rates. With the invent of heaters the demand for Kangri has a bit gone down, however it still remains a chosen way to keep warm in winters.
“The artisans associated with this craft earn peanuts while as the middlemen make good amounts,” says an artisan from Kulgam.
The craftsmen demand that Government shall introduce small scale financing schemes so that this traditional art is kept alive.