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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.

December 04, 2018

Decorative and other items including baskets and Kangris, made-up of wicker willow, on display at a shop in Srinagar.

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Wicker sticks being put in boiling water to soften their skin, to be peeled off later, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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Wicker sticks being softened in hot boiling water for peeling off their skin, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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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.

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Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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A workers peels the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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Workers peel the bark off the wicker sticks softened in boiled water, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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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.

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Workers leave wicker sticks for drying up in the sun, at Soibugh in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

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