HANDICRAFTS IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan has a rich and diverse history of handicrafts. The entire wealth of timeless Pakistani handicrafts has survived through ages. The legacy of Pakistani culture promises everything- beauty, dignity, form and style. Every city has its own handicrafts specialty ranging from fabric, material, embroidery, to jewelry, carving, mirror work and other handicraft items. Each color, style, design and motif carries with it a unique symbol portraying the culture of that particular area and builds on people’s indigenous skills. The immense magic created by Pakistani hands is visible from the timeless artistry of the dazzling semi-precious jewelry, exquisite furniture, colorful toys and dolls, beautiful paintings and enthralling sculptures.
Handicrafts of Pakistan are precious stones in the bejeweled crown of Pakistani culture and heritage. Be it intricately decorated metal craft or some marvelous marble inlay work or some exquisite paintings, Pakistani handicrafts are going places with their ethnic designs and flourishing textures.
The time stands testimony to the evolution of the art and craft as the civilization grew from cave to the modern cities, and now Pakistani handicraft is the integrated part of the Pakistani culture leaving the whole world amazed and itching for more.
Dresses are one of the most sought out handicrafts of Pakistan from all around the world. Multan, Bahawalpur and surrounding areas are full of gifted men and women who produce one of the most adorable cross stitches. “Tilla”, Pearl and “SalmaSitary” work of NWFP are very famous throughout the country. Swat is well-known due to thread embroidery, whereas, in D.G.Khan mirror work is done on clothes. Works of these types are called “Kadhai”. Chitrali “Patti,” that is woven on hand looms and Kadhai, done on ChitraliChugha is also very famous.
A truly universal ornament, jewelry predates modern humans. The allure created by Pakistani hands is visible from the timeless artistry of the dazzling semi-precious jewelry.A diverse variety of gemstones are found in the world and Pakistan is not behind. The Hindukush, Himalayas and Karakoram ranges of Pakistan are filled with these gems.
Handmade Chappals are very much in fashion these days. The funky threads & beads used in the footwear gives it a classy look. The handmade chappals always compliment the hot summers in Pakistan.Khussas are made in many cities of Punjab, such as Multan, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Sargodha, and Sheikhupura, while they are also made in some parts of Sindh.Peshawari Chappals are part of South Asian Culture, Weddings, Eid, and celebrations are taken incomplete without the addition of Peshawari Chapppal into the attire.These chappals, at first were made in the city of Peshawar.
We have an outstanding variety of Handmade Bedwears which are very rare to find in Pakistan. Each bed wear item has its own value in terms of its design and finishing. Colorful threads and motifs elegantly presented on a fabric, making it look very attractive and appealing. ‘Rilli’ or ‘Ralli’ are the traditional bedspreads and quilts handmade by women from remote villages of Sindh, Pakistan. The Rilli work comes in three categories of design: patchwork, applique, and embroidery
The artistic & cultural look on the handmade bags is appreciated in the world. The handmade handicraft bags standout amongst the rest because of its uniqueness. This involves long man hours of knitting and stitching patterns by our dedicated labor, thus facilitating our customers with distinctive handmade designs.Handmade handbags are the master piece of Pakistani culture and are source of communication to the other areas around the world.
Special handmade decoration items include:
- Wall hangings
- Floor mats
- Wall clocks and much more
The oriental rugs and knotted carpets in Pakistan are largely magnificent and popular in its own fashion deriving from Sindh. Camel lamps are extraordinary in appearance as they are made of camel skin and it’s the most attractive handicraft in Multan. Blue pottery or ‘Kashi’ is an antique pottery style is also made in Multan and is considered ethnic because its centuries old. Hand carved mirrors and antique wood carvings give us a taste of our heritage, making these items more valuable.