Wagoo (also waguv[1] or waggu[2]) is a Kashmiri mat made of reeds. Wagoo was made by hand-knotting. Wagoo is a part of Kashmiri culture and heritage. Wagoo were regularly used in households in the Kashmir Valley.[3][4]

HistoryEdit

Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin brought carpet weavers to Kashmir. Kal baff's[definition needed] used to weave wagoo[citation needed] and eventually it become famous in Kashmir in the 15th century.[3][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bashir, Aliya (16 April 2014). "Kashmiri Weaver Keeps Reed Mat Tradition Alive Despite Drop in Profits". Global Press Journal. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Ahmad, Iqbal (2 December 2018). "The abysmal state of traditional Mat manufacturing in Kashmir". Kashmir Images. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  3. ^ a b Amin, Javid (9 January 2018). "Wagoo, traditional reed mat loses relevance in Kashmiri households". Kashmir In Focus. Retrieved 17 January 2021.[dead link]
  4. ^ Ashraf, Yasir (28 February 2016). "Wagoo: Traditional Kashmir mat falling flat in face of polymer onslaught". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 17 January 2021.