Carved Walnut Wood Products (10)

Deodar Wood Products (14)

Walnut Wood Products (34)

Kashmiri Wood-Craft:

Wood carving is one of the oldest kinds of art, dating back to the Stone Age, and has remained a popular art form in every civilization. Mango, deodar pine, pear, walnut, willow, sandalwood, oak, and ebony are a few of the woods used in wood carving.

Kashmir, known for its astonishing handicrafts, is also famous for its distinctive style of wood carving. The art of wood carving was introduced to the valley by an Iranian scholar named Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadan, who brought 700 artisans who propagated their knowledge of crafts throughout the valley, including walnut wood carving. Due to the clusters of walnut trees in this region, walnut wood carving is a decorative and delicate craft practice unique to Kashmir. Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom is said to have introduced walnut wood carving to Kashmir under the reign of Zainul Abideen in the 15th century.

Kashmir is known for some of the best wood carvings in the world, with walnut and Deodar being used mostly to make a variety of products ranging from furniture (tables, chairs, writing desks, dining tables, etc.) to personal items like jewellery boxes, photo frames, bathroom accessories, and other items. The Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving was recently designated as a GI item.

Walnut Wood:

Walnut wood is the most common wood used for carving. Kashmir is the only place in India where walnut trees may be found. It has a distinct hue, texture, and gloss, and the carving and fretwork done on it is of the highest quality. The inherent value of wood from different tree parts varies, with root wood being the most expensive. There are various types of carving done on this wood, each with its own challenges. The most popular treatment is wax polishing, which brings out the natural lustre of walnut wood. Varnish is rarely used since it obscures the grain of the wood and changes its colour.

Deodar Wood:

Deodar as hardwood is in high demand because of its durability, waterproof nature, rot resistance, and fine close grain that can take a high polish. It has a long history of being used to build religious structures and create a landscape around temples. Its rot-resistant properties make it an excellent choice for building the well-known houseboats of Srinagar, Kashmir. Deodar wood was widely employed in erecting barracks, public buildings, bridges, canals, and railway trains in Pakistan and India during the British colonial period.

What We Offer On Our Platform?

Kashmers.com focuses on celebrating the arts and crafts of the Kashmir Valley and also helps preserve the heritage of Kashmir. 

Kashmers.com is an authentic seller of hand-crafted Deodar and walnut wood items with trailblazing contemporary designs. The intricacy and detail of our talented artisans’ wood masterpieces remain unrivalled.

All the wood-carved items we provide are made from premium hardwoods of the highest quality. Our range of wooden items is ideal for enhancing the overall look of your spaces and for satisfying even the most discriminating, sophisticated tastes as they are handcrafted by masters and inspired by nature.

Our walnut wood plain and carved products range include decor items, storage boxes, etc. Other wood items, including bathroom accessories and outdoor wood products, are made of deodar wood due to their durability, rot-resistant, and water-resistant nature.

FAQ’s:

1) What kind of wood makes the best choice for kitchen accessories?

When it comes to dealing with a workstation where you anticipate indulging in a lot of water, deodar wood is the best option. The fact that deodar wood is adaptable, rot-resistant, and water-resistant is its best quality. You can use it for a lifetime!

2) What distinguishes deodar wood from walnut wood?

Deodar wood is a softwood whereas walnut wood is a form of hardwood, however, both walnut and deodar woods are wonderful alternatives for constructing furniture, ceilings, floorings, durable things etc

3) Do you cut trees to produce wooden goods?

Trees, the green gold, is a well-protected state asset. So, where does this wood that is sold in the market come from? The trees too have a life. They breathe, exhale, get diseases, get old and die. So when trees are no longer alive, it is the Government’s concerned Forestry department that takes over. Different types of wood are then auctioned through a proper government-supervised process. 

If these fallen trees are left to rot, they would at one stage, emit CO2 (emission gas), which would be ecologically unfriendly. 

In that context, we help protect the environment, by parking the wood in the form of things (products).

In other words, we help park the carbon, which would otherwise be released and pose a threat to the environment.

4) Do your wood goods come with a guarantee?

Yes, In addition to a guarantee on Real Kashmiri deodar and walnut wood, Kashmers.com offers a 100% guarantee on artisan-crafted hand-carved walnut wood products. We are committed to providing items that meet the highest standards of quality.

Given that our items are handmade, there may be very minor imperfections due to human involvement. However, we are willing to offer a full or partial refund or re-fulfilment of your purchase if there is a genuine manufacturing fault.

Have some more questions? We’re happy to answer! Contact us at hello@kashmers.com