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Wicker Willow Works
Wicker willow sticks are used to make different types of decorative and furniture items including baskets and Kangri, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, used to give warmth during cold winters.
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Decorative and other items including baskets and Kangris, made-up of wicker willow, on display at a shop in Srinagar.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Wicker sticks being put in boiling water to soften their skin, to be peeled off later, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Wicker sticks being softened in hot boiling water for peeling off their skin, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers place the wicker sticks in river water, to be kept submerged overnight, for softening purpose to peel the bark off them, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    A workers peels the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers at lunch-break during peeling of the bark off the wicker sticks, softened in boiling water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
  • Dec 02, 2018

    Workers leave wicker sticks for drying up in the sun, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
    PTI Photo/S Irfan
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