(Image: Idrees Lone) Kashmir's famed Paper Mache artisans start months before the festival to make these decorative pieces
(Image: idriss Lone) Millions of paper mache decorative pieces are sold to customers across the world just before Christmas.
Excellence of artisans
(Image: Idrees Lone) Kashmir's award-winning paper mache artist Maqbool Jan has made thousands of these handmade products, especially for the Christmas festival
Artwork that enhances festive fervour
(Image: Idrees Lone) Maqbool Jan has been continuously supplying these products to western countries for decades
Waiting for Christmas
(Image: Idrees Lone) "Christmas is a very big festival and we get a lot of work during the period. We make Christmas balls, bells, and other decorative pieces. We wait for this festival for months and start preparing three months from the festival. If someone wants special designs, then we take orders six months before the festival. There are orders in lakhs for these balls and bells," said Maqbool Jan.