Albasir – The Brand New Definition of Pashmina

The lines on his forehead are more than just reminders of his age and events. Each line tells a story of the man who believes in honesty and righteousness. Sheikh Bashir’s life revolves around Kashmiri handicraft, especially Pashmina. In Sheikh Bashir’s own words, “my art is my own expression, my story is mine alone, but it’s not for me alone.” His “work of art” is the real proof that age is not confined to age.

The Heritage to Pass And a legacy To Leave Behind

There is an urge to communicate, to pass on a heritage, an unconscious search for some sort of bonding of thoughts and ideas, and of course to make his conviction gain interminably. Looks like the road from Jammu led only to Chandigarh as far as Bashir ji is concerned. “I came to Chandigarh when I was 20 years old, and it’s been 40 years and I feel I haven’t had enough. It’s a bond so strong that gets stronger with time. Looks like the road from Jammu led only to Chandigarh as far as Bashir is concerned. “I came to Chandigarh when I was 20 years old, and it’s been 40 years and I feel I haven’t had enough.by Nagina Singh

THE MAGICAL HNDS: Sheikh Bashir ji  gives the finishing touches to Pashmina shawl.

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