The Paisley or ‘Badaam’ as we call it in Kashmiri has been a central part of the handicraft scene in Kashmir. It is actually known to originate from Iran around the time of 221 AD and was part of a motif in the Zoroastrianism religion*. The looped teardrop pattern of the Paisley is something that […]
For all my book lovers out there, I have got the perfect something to make your reading magical and meaningful! I recently made a lovely friend back home in Srinagar. It turns out our families also knew each other quite well over the years. My friend hails from a family of exceptional Naqashi Artisans, their […]
It’s been a while since I last posted something here on my Blog, I have been making a list of posts to edit but let’s face it, these past couple of years have been a lot. So let me start catching you up with all things Shereen Syed! Let’s start with sustainability. For me, this […]
Srinagar was once, back in its day when it was at its prime, the centre of fashion and style, education, sports and culture. It is still a very forward looking, ahead of its time City. With tourism being at its peak during the 1960’s, the Indian film Industry had the majority of their location shoots […]
Introducing the Crescent Collection The Crescent – This beautiful motif has been an integral part of Kashmir. I can remember growing up adoring my mother’s and grandmother’s jewellery where this design of a crescent moon stood out. I also associate this motif with the picturesque scene I would have the privilege of seeing on my […]
A Revival of Tradition. A Revival of Heritage.