The craft of Himalayas has been influenced by the indigenous Rajputana style and also hints from the adapted style of the Central Asian region. Another strong influence has come through the refugees who came here from Tibet and brought their own culture with them. Tibetan Handlooms are available easily in the markets of Tibetan influence in Shimla, Dharamshala, Manali and McLeodganj. Thangkas are basically canvases which have been painted and embroidered are perhaps the most beautiful of them.

Handloom Products -Carpets, blankets, Shawls, bed sheets, caps, woolen garments and handkerchiefs.

Basic products Materials –Wool is obviously the chief raw material and is acquired from the rabbits of angora, goats of the mountains. Another source lies in the breeding of sheep in the farms of Chamba,Kinnaur, Hamirpur and Mandi. Excellent quality oak tasar and mulberry silk are acquired from the Hamirpur, Bilaspur,Kangra, Una and Sirmaur districts. Vegetable Dyes and chemicals are then added to dye the threads.

“Sui Dhaaga- Made In India” Pure Swadeshi Movie will Release on 28th September
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“Sui Dhaaga- Made In India” Pure Swadeshi Movie will Release on 28th September

Author :- Kiran Thakur (Founder HimalayanKraft.in Post date :- 14th August 2018 Source :- HimayalanKraft On 7th August National Handloom Day was celebrated and logo of Upcoming Bollywood Movie "Sui…

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Why India and its weavers needed a National Handloom Day
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Why India and its weavers needed a National Handloom Day

Why the need for National Handloom Day? When seen as instruments of soft diplomacy; handlooms and crafts empower cottage industries and showcase the multiple identities present in a country.

ritten by Swasti Pachauri | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2018 2:04:58 pm

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For a land as rich in textiles and weaves – unique to each town, you travel through even in a state – and for a country that commemorates every event, the introduction of National Handloom Day was much-awaited. Launched in 2015, August 7 was chosen as National Handloom Day as it was the day that the Swadeshi Movement was started in 1905. The Swadeshi Movement celebrated our indigenous fabrics, weavers and the country’s artisans. In keeping with this, every year artisans and weavers are presented with ‘Sant Kabir’ awards to promote their handiwork and Indian crafts.

Symbols of Identity

Handlooms aren’t just important for aesthetic and cultural reasons, they’re also integral to political and diplomatic engagements, as they are symbols of a nation’s identity, culture and inclusive development. For instance, Indira Gandhi was known to possess an exquisite, yet simple collection of weaves and shawls. When seen as instruments of soft diplomacy; handlooms and crafts empower cottage industries and showcase the multiple identities present in a country.

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India Has 95% of World’s Handwoven Fabric: How We Can Save This Heritage!
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India Has 95% of World’s Handwoven Fabric: How We Can Save This Heritage!

Did you know that Indian handlooms hold 95% of the handwoven fabrics in the world? by Surekha Kadapa-Bose :- Thebetterindia.com August 7, 2018, It was 7th August 1905, when leaders…

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Union Budget 2018: Why The Handloom Must Get A Tax Waiver
Crafts that are a hallmark of India’s culture deserve pro-active certification, which will not only expand their outreach but also help recognize craftsmanship.

Union Budget 2018: Why The Handloom Must Get A Tax Waiver

The union budget 2018 will be the fifth budget under the Narendra Modi government that will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on 1 February. The hope…

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