In Dilli Haat, arts and crafts honest that celebrates Ladakh


A number of women and men from the Aryan Dard tribe of Ladakh and a bunch of monks from the well-known Hemis Monastery might be seen strolling amongst stalls displaying churan from Rajasthan, work from Madhubani and chikan kurtas from Lucknowi throughout of the second version of Enchanting Ladakh, the annual arts and crafts honest organized by the Division of Industries and Commerce of the Union Territory in Dilli Haat.

The occasion was inaugurated Tuesday night by the LG of Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur within the presence of MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Feroz Ahmed Khan of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Growth Council (LAHDC), Kargil, Tashi Gyalson of LAHDC, Leh, and senior officers of the Union Ministry of Textiles.

Whereas the monks invoked the gods throughout a particular prayer held throughout the inauguration, guests additionally had the choice to decorate within the colourful costumes of the Dard Aryans for Rs 50 or have their {photograph} taken with them.

A minimum of 76 UT artisans, together with their karigars, will stay within the capital for the following two weeks, promoting their distinctive handicrafts and crafts, which embrace pashmina shawls (known as Lena), clay fashions, dried fruits, hand-knitted gadgets and sea buckthorn merchandise.

Tsewang Paljor, deputy secretary of the Ladakh Division of Tradition, who’s a part of the organizing committee, mentioned: “We now have artisans from throughout Leh and Kargil, making certain that no merchandise or types of ‘distinctive artwork just isn’t left behind.’

Paljor mentioned he made certain that no well-known manufacturers have been introduced right here. In reality, choice was given to rural artisans and craftsmen. A few of them additionally introduced karigars in order that they may create extra merchandise on demand. All proceeds will go on to the artisans and the UT administration takes care of all their lodging and board in Delhi.

Throughout his speech on the inaugural occasion, Gyalson mentioned, “That is the second version. After we first hosted this occasion final yr, simply earlier than the lockout, we did not have superb gross sales. However we have been instructed the aim was to not push for gross sales, however to make sure the newly sculpted UT will get ample publicity nationwide.

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