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Passion for Paper Mache: Mughal Arts Celebrates the Timeless Art of Crafting with Love and Devotion for this Exquisite Handicraft

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Welcome to Mughal Arts Foundation, a proud legacy of paper mache crafts that spans generations. Our story began in the early 1900s when our ancestors, M Zaman Mughal, began crafting exquisite paper mache creations in the Kashmir region of India.

His son, Mohammad Naqi Mughal, continued the tradition in 1915, and passed on his passion for paper mache to his own son, Ali Muhammad Mughal, in 1930. Ali Muhammad Mughal carried on the legacy of his father and grandfather, creating stunning paper mache art that was renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship.

Despite the challenges of difficult political times, Ali Muhammad Mughal’s son, Nasir Hussain Mughal, carried on the family tradition and helped to preserve and promote the art of paper mache in Kashmir. His dedication and talent were recognized nationally and internationally, and he was awarded numerous accolades for his achievements in the field of paper mache.

Today, the Mughal Arts Foundation continues to honor this rich heritage and to celebrate the beauty and artistry of paper mache crafts. We are committed to preserving this traditional craft for future generations to enjoy, and to sharing the beauty of our creations with the world.


Mughal Arts Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of paper mache, which has been a part of Kashmiri culture for centuries. This traditional craft involves using a mixture of paper pulp and glue to create beautiful and intricate designs on a variety of objects, including vases, bowls, trays, and boxes.

The Mughal Arts Foundation is proud to continue the legacy of our ancestors by showcasing the best of Kashmiri paper mache art. Our artisans are highly skilled in the craft, and they use only the finest materials and techniques to create unique and exquisite pieces that are both beautiful and functional.

We believe that our paper mache art is more than just a beautiful decoration for the home or office. It is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir, and it embodies the creativity and skill of our artisans. By preserving this traditional craft, we hope to keep the spirit of our ancestors alive and to inspire future generations to appreciate and celebrate the beauty of paper mache art.

In addition to our commitment to preserving the art of paper mache, the Mughal Arts Foundation is also dedicated to supporting our local community. We work closely with our artisans to ensure that they receive fair compensation for their work, and we are committed to providing a safe and supportive working environment.

We also believe in giving back to the community, and we are involved in a number of philanthropic activities. We donate a portion of our profits to local charities and organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of the people in our community.

At Mughal Arts Foundation, we are proud of our heritage, and we are committed to sharing the beauty and artistry of Kashmiri paper mache art with the world. We invite you to explore our collection and to discover the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions that are embodied in every piece of paper mache art that we create.


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