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What used to keep us warm in Kashmir and still keeps people warm in Kashmir.

An old Kangri, more than 30 years old atleast, that belonged to my Grandmother that I found at home this time.

It's basically a basket made of wicker with a clay pot kept inside. Burning charcoal is put inside the clay pot and toss is used to keep the hands warm. Used in combination with a Pheran it works as a complete body warming device as the heat radiated by the Kangri is trapped inside the Pheran. The perfect weapon to fight the cold in Kashmir.

Pic taken at my place on a cold frosty December morning.

Pic from December 2017. Srinagar, Kashmir