Namda- Traditional craft of Kashmir
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Art & Culture
- Achievements of Arifa Jaan from Jammu and Kashmir- who revived the traditional Namda craft of carpet weaving- were shared on Social media by PM Modi under #SheInspiresUs.
- Namda is a form of matting.
- They are made from wool by practice of felting the wool rather than weaving it. The Felted carpets are predominantly made of pure wool
- Namda is usually a sandwich of many layers of wool flattened over each other. After a layer is spread, it is sprinkled homogenously with water and pressed with a tool known as ‘pinjra’(woven willow wicker)
- It is said to have originated in the 11th century when Akbar ordered for asuitable coverage for his horse who was affected by biting cold
Pic Source: Hindustan Times