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Last Updated : Jan 22, 2018 03:57 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Old world charm, new day need: Kangri makes a comeback in Kashmir

With the temperature falling below zero degrees in Kashmir and erratic electricity supply, residents are looking back to their roots and finding solace in kangris.

As electricity supply in the state becomes erratic, Kashmiris are resorting to kangri — a traditional earthen firepot woven in wicker to brave the cold. Kangris are replacing modern-day gadgets such as heaters. (PTI)
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As electricity supply in the state becomes erratic, Kashmiris are resorting to kangri — a traditional earthen firepot woven in wicker to brave the cold. Kangris are replacing modern-day gadgets such as heaters. (PTI)

The capping of subsidised LPG cylinders, soaring prices of wood and the erratic electricity supply are factors which are believed to have doubled the Kangri sales this winter. (PTI)
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The capping of subsidised LPG cylinders, soaring prices of wood and the erratic electricity supply are factors which are believed to have doubled the Kangri sales this winter. (PTI)

Kangri, which had almost lost importance in the recent past, regained its significance this year. Besides being used to fight winter chill, kangri is also regarded as a work of art. (PTI)
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Kangri, which had almost lost importance in the recent past, regained its significance this year. Besides being used to fight winter chill, kangri is also regarded as a work of art. (PTI)

Decorative kangris, which are usually given as gifts, hold social importance. Kashmiri brides are gifted at least one such kangri at the time of marriage. (PTI)
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Decorative kangris, which are usually given as gifts, hold social importance. Kashmiri brides are gifted at least one such kangri at the time of marriage. (PTI)

Kangris usually cost between Rs 150 and Rs 200. Decorative kangris, which are normally given as gifts, cost between Rs 1,500 and Rs 3,000. (PTI)
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Kangris usually cost between Rs 150 and Rs 200. Decorative kangris, which are normally given as gifts, cost between Rs 1,500 and Rs 3,000. (PTI)

The increase in sale has rekindled his hope that the art of making kangri, unique to Kashmir, can be preserved and passed to the next generation. (PTI)
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The increase in sale has rekindled his hope that the art of making kangri, unique to Kashmir, can be preserved and passed to the next generation. (PTI)

First Published on Jan 22, 2018 03:56 pm
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