Crafts Museum

Museum Address
Kashmir Haat, Exhibition Grounds, Srinagar
Email: craftsmuseum@gmail.com, dirhandicraft@yahoo .co.in
Phone Number 01942477210 ,0194 2472065


City
State
Jammu and Kashmir
Pin Code
190001
Email
craftsmuseum@gmail.com
Museum website
JKhandicrafts.com
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
Yes
First Name
Mushtaq
Last Name
Ahmad
Email
craftsmuseum@gmail.com
Mobile Number
When was the museum established?
1957
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Established in 1957, the Crafts Museum is a part of the School of Designs. It is under the administrative control of the Directorate of Handicrafts, Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The museum houses a collection of antique artefacts from several Kashmiri traditions. These include Kani shawls, papier-mache, Sozni embroidery, copperware and Namdha carpets. It also features live demonstrations of Kashmiri handicrafts—such as wicker willow, copperware, turquoise ware, walnut wood carving, tapestry, tila embroidery, etc—being made. The museum has a design development institute, which works on creating innovative designs in traditional crafts.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Any other facilities
Live demonstrations of Kashmiri crafts
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Email
craftsmuseum@gmail.com
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Aamina
Last Name
Asad
Mobile no.
Additional information ( if any)
Nil
Reference Link
Nil
What is the average duration to see the museum?
3-4 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
Crafts Museum, School of Designs, Srinagar
Gallery Images
Image
Description of the Image

The tumbler is a nineteenth-century artefact made of silver alloy with deep-blue enamel. It is designed with stylised woodpeckers and other birds placed among delicate foliage.

Image title
A tumbler made of silver alloy
Name of the artist
--
Year
Nineteenth century
Image
Description of the Image

This Sozni sample was made in the nineteenth century with Kani beal, badamdar and lozedar designs. Pashmina thread is used for embroidery on pashmina cloth. The embroidery work was done in eight colours.

Image title
An example of a Sozni-embroidered cloth
Name of the artist
--
Size
12"x 9.5"
Year
1937
Image
Image title
Papier-mache file cover
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:30 a.m.
Closing Time
03:30 p.m.
Other Information
Opening Time: April to October (10:30 am), November to March (11:00 am); Closing Time: April to October( 3:30 pm), November to March (3:30 pm); No lunch break.
Seating facilities
No
Elderly friendly
Yes
Name of Museum Surveyor
Aamina