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Pashmina to Carpets:  Chairman CEPC interacts with artisans, exporters

April 24, 2024

SRINAGAR, APRIL 23: Chairman Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) and Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) under the Union Ministry of Textiles, Dr. Romesh Khajuriaconvened an interactive meeting with the manufacturers, exporters and artisans associated with the Carpet Industry of J&K.

Dr. Khajuria highlighted the significant role that Srinagar, located in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, plays in the global market for handicrafts and luxury goods. Known for its rich cultural heritage and skilled artisans, Srinagar has long been renowned for producing high-quality handicraft items that are highly in demand by consumers worldwide, he added.

Dr. Khajuria interacted with the artisans of village Wailoo Kunzer of Tangmarg in north Kashmir, who crafted the largest hand-knotted silk carpet in the world.

Dr. Khajuria extended congratulations to the dedicated artisans behind the creation of this masterpiece including Mohammad Ashraf Parray, Firdous Ahmad Dar, and Mohammad Maqbool Parray. He is confident that this remarkable creation will attract buyers worldwide, honoring and supporting these artisans’ talent and hard work.

He also visited Carpets Creativity of Art in Idgah, Srinagar, who are crafting innovative Silk Pashmina Carpets.

Dr. Khajuria exhorted all stakeholders to join hands and work harmoniously to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and propel the handmade Carpet Industry to new heights of excellence and prosperity.

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