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Namda- Traditional craft of Kashmir

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  • March 9, 2020
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Namda- Traditional craft of Kashmir

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Art & Culture

In News:

  • 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
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 9th March 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 9th March 2020

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