Greener Journal of Arts and Humanities

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Latif et al

Greener Journal of  Art and Humanities Vol. 2 (1), pp. 001-007March 2012

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Research Paper

Textile designs based on Kashmiri wood work motifs identified and collected from the traditional buildings located at Muzaffarabad and Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir.


1Safina Latif*, 2Romana Yasmin Khan, 2Fazli Sitar Durani and 

3Zainul Wahab


1Department of Art & Design, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir,  Muzaffarabad.

2Department of Archaeology Hazara University , Mansehra.

3Department of Art and Design, Hazara University, Mansehra.

2Email: kiran_baloch15 @yahoo .com


*Corresponding Author’s Email: Safina_textile @yahoo .com


Various patterns of wood works were investigated from the traditional old buildings located primarily from Muzaffarabad City and Neelum Nalley. These newly created patterns were produced in the form of interior decorations including curtains and bed sheets. These patterns appeared as an fantastically excellent addition to the field of textile designing which may be exploited commercially in the textile industry. It is also a best way to conserve the culture.

Keywords: Kashmir, handicraft, culture.

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