Enchanting Ladakh, the third edition of the ongoing annual exhibition and sale of handicrafts from Ladakh at Dilli Haat will take you to the high lands as you have never been before. It will be concluding on December 31.
There are stalls by 40 artisans each from Kargil and Leh districts dealing in traditional Ladakhi arts such as stone carving, wood carving, thangka making, metal craft and woolwork.
The exhibition was inaugurated 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.
Natives from the Changpa tribes, who rear Pashmina goats and make clothes out of the fibre are presenting their astounding craft skills. The artisans will attend industrial visits and training lined up by the Industries & Commerce Department, Ladakh, during the period.
For the first time in history, since last year came to a handicraft and handloom policy has been put in place by govt to give a leg up to the indigenous crafts. The department never had a policy before this. Within the new policy, govt aims to provide educational fees for the children of artisans, as well as market interventions for their products across the country.