In Pictures: The Making Of 'Kangri', Kashmir's traditional firepot

With electricity scant during winters in Kashmir, the traditional firepots are commonly used by people to keep themselves warm during bone-chilling cold.
In Pictures: The Making Of 'Kangri', Kashmir's traditional firepot
A Kashmiri man peels wicker twigs used in making 'Kangris', the traditional firepots, in central Kashmir's Ganderbal. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
The collected wicker twigs are first boiled for a day to enhance peeling later on.
The collected wicker twigs are first boiled for a day to enhance peeling later on. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Workers peeling wicker twigs in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on November 12, 2021.
Workers peeling wicker twigs in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on November 12, 2021.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
The wicker twigs are then pulled through closely pressed pegs to help in effective peeling before being sent to the artist to make 'Kangris'.
The wicker twigs are then pulled through closely pressed pegs to help in effective peeling before being sent to the artist to make 'Kangris'. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A man sorts bundles of wicker twigs left for drying in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district. Besides Ganderbal, the traditional Kashmiri firepots are also made in other districts including Budgam and Shopian in south Kashmir.
A man sorts bundles of wicker twigs left for drying in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district. Besides Ganderbal, the traditional Kashmiri firepots are also made in other districts including Budgam and Shopian in south Kashmir. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
An artist weaves a wicker framework over an earthen pot locally known as 'kondal' to make a 'Kangri', the traditional Kashmiri firepot in central Kashmir's Ganderbal.
An artist weaves a wicker framework over an earthen pot locally known as 'kondal' to make a 'Kangri', the traditional Kashmiri firepot in central Kashmir's Ganderbal. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A man sells 'Kangris', the traditional Kashmiri firepots amid freezing cold conditions in Srinagar on Sunday November 14, 2021.
A man sells 'Kangris', the traditional Kashmiri firepots amid freezing cold conditions in Srinagar on Sunday November 14, 2021.Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir
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