People in Saharanpur have, for always, been working with wood. More than four lac people are directly or indirectly involved in the craft and still thrive on daily wages. Ninety percent of the artisans here are Muslims and their patterns are greatly influenced by Kashmiri designs. These ‘karigars’ are experts in ‘jaali’ orlatticework. For years, their expertise and specialized skills have been passed down from generations.