The charcoal making in Kashmir

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Kashmir: making charcoal from Chinar leaves

These pictures show dry Chinar leaves charcoal is made in Kashmir. This charcoal is locally known as Punn Tsenei (Chinar Leaf Charcoal). This charcoal is most effective tool to fight winter in kashmir. It is used in Kangris . During October and november you see people burning these leaves in parks and gardens to make charcoal. There is a skill involved in making charcoal from these dry Chinar leaves. A stick, water buckets and a technique to douse flames is needed [see the cover picture].

Making charcoal from Chinar leaves

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