A 110-year-elderly person from Kehnusa town of Bandipora area in North Kashmir is attempting to keep alive an old Kashmiri practice of making chappals or footwear from paddy straw. Abdul Samad Ganie makes footwear which is called Pulhoor in Kashmir.
Abdul Samad Ganie is attempting to keep alive this Kashmiri practice of making pulhoor which is exceptionally old. Such sort of straw footwear was worn by individuals on antiquated occasions. Abdul Samad is making these customary Kashmiri chappals for his own utilization and he likewise needs to keep this craftsmanship alive.
Abdul Samad Ganie said, “My main motive is to keep this art alive so that our young generation could know about the ancient Kashmir when no one could afford to buy or use leather and other footwear.”
Abdul Samad added that these shoes are harmless to the ecosystem. “Such footwear were environment friendly and skin-accommodating and each family was utilizing them as well as making these light footwear themselves in Kashmir,” he added.