Embedded in the people’s socio-economic ethos, craft tradition in Kashmir dates back to much before the dawn of recorded history. In the interaction of ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia and the Indus emerged influences that fostered the traditional base and form thus providing spur to creativity. The finds of relics of pottery and reed mats excavated at Burzahom 20 kms south of Srinagar and that of sculpture of Hari-Tsandraz, near Harwan, 18kms from Srinagar bear an important testimony. Presently a fascinating spectrum that ranges from the cashmere shawl and carpet to woodcraft and papier mache. Kashmir’s handicrafts reflect an eternal inspiration from the elysian charms of the Kashmir valley – Asia’s show window of art & beauty. Kashmir no doubt is a Heaven on earth but it is also a “Heaven of Handicrafts”. The exquisite beauty of the products evolved by the tender fingers of its beautiful people have been appreciated from royal palaces to ordinary homes in various parts of the country and abroad. The handicrafts of Kashmir were in a manner considered as an important part of its rich cultural heritage. Kashmir has excelled in the art of portraying the beautiful flora and fauna of the land through medium of colours and needle and its craftsmen have been revered allover the world. Kashmir presents a reassuring situation, with its elaborate techniques evolved over the ages particularly in Carpets and Embroidery, intricate Wood work and Papier Mache.
K.F. Enterprises carriers on the business of processing and blending of essential, Aromatic oils and natural and nature identical fragrances and perfumes. Besides above business “KF” is member of The Barnacles. This organization is an attempt to revive our connection with Kashmir. Barnacle is a blend of Kashmiri Crafts and the marketing group based in & outside the country. It exports to Australia & other countries. There is a contact office in Chandigarh & Noida which I am looking after. The marketing group based in Australia is Pymble.