Explore the colourful world of Kashmir Government Arts Emporium in Hazratganj
Nestled in the lanes of the culturally-rich Hazratganj is the Kashmir Government Arts Emporium — a haven for intricate handcrafts straight from the 'Paradise on Earth'.
Once a person enters the shopee, they're sure to be mesmerised by a kaleidoscopic world of hues and creativity. With everything from the mountains of Kashmir, the high quality and delicate handwork is sure to leave you in awe. The branches of this arts emporium extend to numerous places in the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jammu, Ooty, and so on.
Promoting the Kashmiri heritage in Lucknow
From beautifully designed wall hangings (starting from ₹5,000) in silk and wool to heavy carpets, cushion covers — this is your chance to go vocal for local and promote the rich Kashmiri heritage in Lucknow.
An ardent propagator of slow fashion — the Kashmiri garbs here are warm and fit for the cold winters. Pashmina, Kaftaans, Ponchos, fur and wool caps, mufflers and so much more, the clothing is handwoven and delightfully fashionable.
But what makes the craft haven all the more special is the humongous variety of wooden items showcased in multiple colours and designs. It has it all — from Nabki ring stand (as curtain binders), all shapes and sizes of cases (these even come in the form of a duck, elephant, etc) to boxes of all kinds (for rings, pills, miscellaneous paraphernalia), from pen stands to key rings.
Whether it is beautiful mirrors that catch your attention or intricately-carved tables and tray sets, thoughtfully-crafted letter racks or carefully-designed incense stands — the array of variations here will leave you spoilt for choice. The handicrafts, painted in aesthetic colours and designs, all start at a mere ₹100.
If you're an art and crafts lover, this little piece of Kashmir is for you! Prepare to be charmed by the radiant display at the 2011-established Kashmir Government Arts Emporium in Lucknow.
Timings: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM (with Fridays- 9:30 AM -12:30 AM and 1:30–8:30 PM)
Contact: 0522 262 3622
Location: 70, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Block E, Hazratganj, Lucknow