STORY: A group of young women entrepreneurs of Indian Kashmir organized an exhibition to encourage the young talents in the trouble torn valley on Thursday (June 14).
The exhibition a day before Eid at the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan was kept exclusively for women customers. Cosmetics, home-made bakery products, handmade soaps and ethnic Indian and Pakistani clothes, including bridal wear among others attracted a good number at women’s Entrepreneurs exhibition.
According to an organiser, Nilofar, the main aim of holding this exhibition was to provide an opportunity for the participating young women entrepreneurs from different districts of the valley to exhibit their products.
The buyers and visitors seemed enthralled with the collection. “I like buying products from the exhibitions. Here I found a mixed collection ranging from home decor, traditional wear to handmade soaps,” said Uroosa, a customer at the exhibition.
A paradise for nature lovers, Kashmir has a five thousand-year-old rich art and culture which churned out numerous Sufi poets, authors and musicians. This heritage is reflected in Kashmiri clothes are often designed with floral embroidery. Kashmiri kaftans and pheran (traditional gown), in particular, are very popular.