The Jewelry maker set in his narrow boat, surrounded by old suitcases, each contain a group of handmade jewelry he exhibit proudly. He pick up one filled with men rings, made from real silver and gold, some embedded with stones. He will keep open more suitcases until you’ll find the one for you even if you are not interested in buying and if you won’t find it there, he will make you one. now he pick up an old scapebook, with some paged ripped and some faded from the sun.
The book is filled with reviews of visitors. dated back to the 70s.
Travelers from all over the world, but mostly British, some Italians, some Australian, and many from Israel. Each write about the uniqe jewelry they acquired. At a sharp cut the dates jump forward from the early 90s to mid 2000. Indicating there were almost no tourists in Kashmir at those years of conflict. Scares of empty pages on the jewelry maker scapebook.