Saturday, August 18, 2018
Sikkim

Arts


Crafts

Foremost among Sikkim'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 state 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 demanded inside and outside 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 specialties  of the state. For the development of these industries government has set up an institute of cottage industries. The locally made handicrafts are sold at the institute

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