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Art and craft of gilgit baltistan

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a short account of beautiful hand made crafts.

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Art and craft of gilgit baltistan

  1. 1. ART AND CRAFT OF GILGIT BALTISTAN
  2. 2. WHAT IS ART AND CRAFT • Arts and crafts describes a wide variety of activities involving making things with one's own hands. Arts and crafts is usually a hobby. Some crafts (art skills) have been practised for centuries, others are more recent inventions.
  3. 3. THING MADE IN GILGIT • The communities of Gilgit are mostly involved in different arts and crafts for their livelihood which are renowned worldwide. Embroided gowns (Choghas/attire with Dori work), wallets, key chains, caps, carpet weaving (gabbeh and rugs), stone work (sharma), wood utensils (walnut & pinewood), woolen crafts (shawls, Namda, Pattu, Yardage), precious and semi-precious stones and metals, and industrial stones are the specialties of Gilgit and have promising market in Pakistan and abroad.
  4. 4. • A piece of art - hand worked by local women in very fine cross stitch, Petit Point like. the piece, has bright colours, the floral pattern, and extremely beautiful embroidery, intricately.
  5. 5. WOOLEN SHAWLS HAND MADE.
  6. 6. SOCKS • knitted from local woolen yarn are soft, comfortable and warm for harsh winter. Different local geomateric designs are made on socks, Shahi jurab or royal socks are of unique design . they are usually made as a part of groom or bridal dress.
  7. 7. SWEATERS
  8. 8. CROCHET ITEMS • Crochet is an amazing art and skill. Various amazing items are made with these skills. Women of Gilgit Baltistan are naturally gifted with this skill. They make beautiful crochet bed sheets, pillow covers, sofa covers, jackets and headbands. Both natural and synthetic yarn is used to crochet various items.
  9. 9. HAND MADE VALLETS
  10. 10. HAND MADE CUSHION

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