LOCATION: Gandar Bal, Srinagar, India
Mohammad Yousaf is a very skilled craftsman in the “ariwork” style of embroidery. He belongs to the young and educated breed of craftsman who have managed to have a relatively more fruitful career. With a college education, he inspires the youth to have faith in this art.
Success has not come easy as he has to put in long hours everyday to ensure that he can provide well for his family. A strong support and matching his steps, is his wife. She has also received training in this art and shoulders the work responsibilities with her husband. Together, they have found a balance where they continue to grow their work and raise their three children. The children attend school and their after school hours are a delightful blend of fun and initiation into the art of embroidery.