Kashmir is known for its handloom and handicraft industry which occupies an important place in the economy of the state.
The sector beside making significant contribution to its domestic and foreign exchange earning also provides employment to a large number of artisans. Among the main crafts, kani occupies an important place. The kani shawl has a very rich heritage and continues to be a significant craft in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this a major chunk of artisans are involved in making woollen products like blanket, raffle and pashmina shawl.
Number of handlooms 582
Number of weavers – 700
Handloom products – Pashmina shawl, raffle shawls, arabian rumal, stoles, jamavar shawls, cotton dosuti.
Cluster Accessibility –
Srinagar is well connected with Roadways, Railways and Airways,
Roadways 5 km away from Srinagar Bus stop.
Railways – 7 km away from Srinagar railway station.
Airways – 12 km away from Srinagar international airport.
Reference – http://handlooms.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1242
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