Art and Craft fair, ‘Enchanting Ladakh’ opens at Dilli Haat Exquisite Handicrafts and Handlooms on show till year-end

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent New Delhi, Dec 20, 2021
Artists of Ladakh performing cultural dance at Dilli Haat, New Delhi.
New Delhi :

 81 artisans from Ladakh are participating in the third edition of Enchanting Ladakh, an exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms of Ladakh at Dilli Haat.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chairman/ CEC of Hill Council, Leh and Kargil, Tashi Gyaltson and Feroz Ahmed Khan, and Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Umang Narula on December 19. Development Commissioner, Handicraft who is also Director-General, NIFT, Shantmanu was also present.

The event will conclude on the 31st December 2021.

40 artisans from Kargil and 40 from Leh districts have put up their stalls at the event. The event will also see the presence of the Changpa (nomadic) tribes, who are the actual rearers and herders of Pashmina goats and have designed and developed value-added products made from luxury fiber such as shawls, caps, cardigans, sweaters, socks, gloves, etc. Along with the display of Handicrafts and Handlooms, the evenings would also be lit up with the scintillating cultural performance from various regions of Ladakh.

The artisans will also attend industrial visits and training during the period, being lined up by the Industries & Commerce Department, Ladakh. 

Enchanting Ladakh is organised at Dilli Haat every year to expound on the rich and diverse Ladakhi culture & tradition. Many of the traditional Ladakhi crafts - stone carving, wood carving, thangka making, metal craft, woodcraft are on display along with live demonstrations at the venue. Similarly, carpets, shawls, and other wool and Pashmina items are on show.

 Secretary Industries and Commerce UT Ladakh, Saugat Biswas, Director Moses Kunzang, and many other distinguished guests from the government and private sector were present during the event.