Monday, August 15, 2022


Government  cottage Industries Institute 

The multi craft institute originally named  after the last Chogyal Palden Thondup, is an academy of craftsmanship. The locally made handicraft products are sold at the institute.  Foremost among the institute's products are the beautiful hand woven woolen carpets with traditional Sikkimese motifs and unique designs and combinations of rich colours. These attractively  designed carpets are in great demand in Sikkim and abroad. The handsome  woolen texture are durable, plush and are dyed not with synthetic dyes but traditional vegetable Sikkimese dyes. The designs vary from sophisticated harmonising tones to the brilliant rioting of vermilions against intense blues.

Another exclusive product of the institute is the Sikkimese table locally called as Choktse. These foldable Choktse are prepared in varying designs and dimensions. The Sikkimese hand made paper is another product of the institute  demanded inside and out side the state. The traditional Sikkimese weaves and woolen  blankets which can be designed into bags, shawls, jackets, opulent Sikkimese thankas (traditional tapestry ), leather works, dolls, variegated applique work, batiks, an exquisite selection  of dolls and a variety  of fashionable garments for modern people are the other displayed specialties  of the institute.