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Kashmiri Pottery: Dying Art and Forgotten Artists

Written by Nusrat Ali

Video By: Rafiqa Bano| Article By: Nusrat Ali

Abdul Rashid Kumar is one the few potters associated with the art of pottery in Budgam village of Charangam. Our CC visits this village and makes a video on how this potter makes his livelihood and struggles to survive. Similar other potters have given up this work and have switched their jobs. There is no data available with the state about the potters in J&K.

“One of the potter known by me give up this work few days back and switched to manual labour. When I asked him why he did so, he replied when he calculated the profit he earns only 25 INR a day” says Abdul Rashid.
“In our village we sell our pots mostly in exchange of paddy. Its only a few times we sell it against money”, adds Abdul Rashid.

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