In Pictures: The Ace Woodcarver and his Intricate Designs

In Pictures: The Ace Woodcarver and his Intricate Designs
The sexagenarian said that he never settles for a single design and tries to carve different designs every time he makes a new piece. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
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With his intricate designs on wood planks, Ghulam Nabi Dar, a 68-year-old man from Malik Sahib area of downtown Srinagar is known as a Talisman of woodcarving in Kashmir. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Apart from his knack for impromptu designs every single time, his dedication and professionalism wherein he pays attention to the intricate details on a particular piece of art are awe-inspiring. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Dar has received state, national and international recognition for his sophisticated designs. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
In 1979, Dar happened to meet a doctor from Baghdad, the Iraq capital who was on a vacation in Delhi. The doctor was so impressed with Dar's work that he invited him to the Iraqi capital and arranged all the necessary travel related documents all by himself, Dar recalled. Photo: Mubashir Khan /GK
Besides Iraq, Dar has also travelled to countries including Germany and Thailand because of his zest to learn and excel in his art. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
He however lamented that the artists in Kashmir were struggling as on date saying he feared that with the death of few remaining artists, "the art, which represented Kashmir, will die too". Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
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