When we talk of saffron, mentioning Kashmiri saffron can’t be skipped which in local language is known as Kong. Saffron in Kashmir is grown at Pampore which is approximately 13 km away from the Srinagar city and is known throughout the world for its finest quality. Saffron fields when in full bloom appear no less than a velvety carpet spread out in the fields and the nature keeps on adding to its aesthetic appeal. This blossom is the result of the patience and the mark of the autumnal end. While the rest of the trees, and flowers shed their leaves, dry off and mark the autumn as an end of the life, saffron flower is in its full bloom keeping the hope of the people alive. People of all age groups are seen by one or other way playing the role from the day of cultivation to the harvest. This keeps on interesting the eyes and adds a reason of maturity of the life.
Text : (Amreen Naqash)
Photographs : (Sajad Rafeeq)