22-year-old Aziz-ul Rehman, a teenager from Srinagar’s Gulab Bagh district, is the first in Jammu and Kashmir to have mastered the technique of carving animal bones into various decorative items.
Aziz’s handcrafted bone decorations are getting popular on social media, and many enthusiasts have purchased them.
Aziz, who is studying in the Department of Fisheries, was inspired by social media videos of such arts, and during the COVID lockdown, he routinely painted different sorts of pictures on the bones to make them into pieces of art. He has gradually learned the skill of bone carving. For background, bone crafting is the art of creating various items out of animal bones. This type of art activity is unique in Kashmir.
This art’s traditional focus is on finer design elements like as embroidery, Kani weaving, and carpet weaving. Working with bone and wood to create unique items is a passion for Aziz-ul Rehman.