With the beginning of winter, the demand for traditional Kangri or fire pot rises

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Locally known as “Kanger” or “Kangri” or Firepot is an earthen pot woven around with wicker filled with hot embers used by Kashmiris beneath their traditional clothing called “Pheran” or inside a blanket to keep the chill at bay during the winter months.

“Kangris” are woven in different areas of the Kashmir valley, but village Okai produces at least 5000 kangris every day”, artisan Manzoor Ahmad Shakhsaz told.

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