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Crafts of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its craftsmanship. Since time immemorial, the Himachali craftsmen have carved elaborate patterns on wood and metal, made baskets of all sizes and shapes, woven carpets and rugs, embroidered exquisite designs on silk and fine cotton and painted intricately on various types of canvas. This rich cultural heritage is preserved in the art galleries, museums and temples of Himachal Pradesh. With encouragement from the state government, much of this creativity still thrives today. Art and craft institutes in Himachal Pradesh have helped artists to enhance their skills and preserve this rich tradition. You can find emporia and shops in various cities in the state selling a wide range of handicrafts. Read further to know more about the crafts of Himachal Pradesh.