Papier-mâché is the French word for "chewed paper", which in standard English refers to objects made by molding paper pulp in various shapes. The products are then dried and smoothed for painting by hand using fine brushes and safe paints. In the cold days of winter ,thousands of little painted products may be laid out before gas heaters to dry in the frigid air each one a testimony to the skills of the artists.
Due to the recent influx of machine manufactured,mass produced goods, this is a languishing art form.
These products are handmade and hand painted by an award winning artisan in a beautiful, remote village in the Kashmir valley.