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Handicraft fair that celebrates Ladakh begins at Dilli Haat

Last Updated on December 20, 2021 at 1:56 pm

A fair that celebrates Ladakh began on Sunday and will continue till December 31. An exhibition of art and craft from Ladakh is celebrated at Dilli Haat. This is the third edition of annual exhibition.

Enchanting Ladakh, an exhibition and sale of handicrafts from Ladakh, began at Dilli Haat on Sunday. This is the third edition of this annual exhibition and it will conclude on December 31. Enchanting Ladakh is organized every year to represent the rich and diverse culture and traditions of Ladakh.

The third edition of Enchanting Latah was inaugurated on Sunday by the Chiefs of autonomous hill development councils of Kargil & Leh, Feroz Ahmed Khan and Tashi Gyaltson respectively; and the Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor Umang Narula. The Development Commissioner, Handicraft who is also Director General, NIFT, Shantmanu was also present for the inauguration.

Around 40 artisans each from Kargil and Leh districts have displayed stalls dealing in traditional Ladakhi arts such as stone carving, wood carving, thangka making, metal craft and woolwork. People from the Changpa tribes, who rear Pashmina goats and make clothes out of the fibre, are also participating. The artisans will also attend industrial visits and trainings during the period, being lined up by the Industries & Commerce Department, Ladakh. Not only there will be exhibition of Handicrafts and handlooms, the evenings will witness with the scintillating cultural performance from various regions of Ladakh.

The second edition of Enchanting Ladakh, the annual art and craft fair was organized by the Union territory’s Department of Industries and Commerce, saw several people from the Dard Aryan tribe of Ladakh. There were stalls displaying Rajasthani churan, Madhubani paintings and Lucknowi chikan kurtas.