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JSW CRAFT PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST | PAPIER MÂCHÉ BY FAYAZ AHMAD JAN | Hailing from Hassnabad in Srinagar district of Kashmir, Fayaz Ahmad Jan is a papier mâché artisan, who was recently awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his work in handicrafts and papier mâché. Kashmiri papier mâché is a handicraft of Kashmir that originates from 14th century Persia. Fayaz has participated in various workshops held in the US, Brazil, France, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, Oman, Dubai, Iran and Kyrgyzstan, and has been practising this art for the last 35 years.
Image Courtesy: Fayaz Ahmad Jan
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