Walnut woodwork is believed to have been introduced in Kashmir by Islamic missionary Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during the rule of Zainul Abdideen in the 15th century. The king encouraged the art to improve the valley’s economy. And the ever-blooming market for these paramount beauties kept fetching wealth and service to the artisans until a few decades ago. The high quality products includes boxes, bowls, trays, decorations, furniture of all utility are made from Walnut wood. The craft was initially restricted to the creation of elaborate palaces and houses. It is normally used for furniture, floor tiles, countertops, and small projects. It has higher price than maple and oak, but is still much less costly than most woods. Certain boards, however, such as those with remarkably even grain and those with heavy figure, can be much more costly than standard grade walnut. The figured grain found in walnut isnt usually as sensitive as the figure that maple can shown, but it can still add a bit of graphic interest to a piece.