The Kashmiri artisans produces excellent products of copperware consisting mostly of cooking pots and 'samovars' (tea kettle of Russian origin) and sundry articles for the household or the mantelpiece. The copperware of Srinagar is admiringly adapted for electroplating.
The old city abounds with shops where objects of copper line the walls; the floor and even the ceiling made generally for the local market. Craftsmen can often be seen engraving objects of household utility-samovars, bowls, plates and trays. Floral, stylized, geometric, leaf and sometimes calligraphic motifs are engraved or embossed on copper, and occasionally silver, to cover the entire surface with intricate designs which are then oxidized, the better to stand out from the background. The work known as naqash determines the price of the object, as does the weight.
Both plain and engraved work is executed to cater to the differing tastes of buyers, which include many American tourists. The range of silverware is indeed wide: silver tea sets, flower vases, toilet sets, ornamental picture frames, cigarette cases, tumblers etc. Designs of the lilac, a popular flower of the valley are also wrought in the silver.
A melange of traditional and the modern our copper & silverware products are a celebration of kashmiri craftsmanship. We can customize our product line as per your specifications, so kindly send in your queries or request for a quote.