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Ghulam Mohammad Magray is a skilled craftsman known as a Karigar. He is specializing in the traditional art of willow wicker. It has a long history of use in many cultures around the world. Magray hails from the village of Kachan in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. He has likely learned the skills of a Karigar through years of training and experience.

The Woven Willows Of Kashmir

Creating willow wicker art begins with harvesting willow branches collected from trees during the winter when they are dormant. The stems are soaked in water to make them more pliable. And then the artisans begins to weave them into the desired shape and design.



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