The state Jammu is a very unique state in its artistic expressions. The craftsmen are well conversed with the style of art whether it is pot making or cloth weaving (woolen) it gives a stupendous look to their creation. Jammu is renowned for its scenic elegance. It poises with unique handiworks reflecting the lifestyle, culture and heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. Commencing from woolen textiles to hand woven carpets, these handiworks have huge demand in foreign countries.
In winters, the Shawls made in Jammu are considered as the best craft items and known as Pashmina Shawl. Pashmina shawl is fleecy and is obtained from Kel goat. The special technique is used to prepare the thread which is twisted and wafted before being dyed. It resulted in beautiful Pashmina Shawl. The handloom artisans in Jammu who fetch this wool are womenfolk, another skill of India with their beautiful ornaments and attires.
The range of Pashmina Shawl is generally very high. The carpets made from Pashmina Shawl is well known as Gabba, which is flowery in design in its upper exposed part, where the base is of Hessian Cloth and coarse wool is easily available every where in world. Embroidery on the clothes is something which is invetible. The difficult plant designs, Kasida represent the creative talent of the minds of the people who are involved in the making of these arts.
Khatam-Band is a special kind of art completely made of wood is the old traditional art reserved and cared by the houseboat builders of Kashmir. It is only affordable by affluent people. Mica and bangles of various shapes and forms are also available here. Apart from these, stamp boxes, picture frames and other brass and metal items are also available.