Himachal Pradesh has an abundance of natural beauty and is blessed by nature in its purest form. Perhaps the beauty of the Himachal valleys inspires the artisans, musicians s, and dancers here to create such amazing works of art. Local tribes as well as Paharis, Rajputs, Brahmins, and Tibetans residing here all have unique ways of self-expression through performing and creative arts. The arts and crafts of Himachal have earned praise worldwide for their uniqueness and stunning beauty.
Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a culturally rich state with a diverse potpourri of races residing in it. There are Rajputs, Paharis, Brahmins, and 5 types of tribes residing in the state and each of them has its own type of fairs and festivals. The best thing about this state is that whenever you plan to visit Himachal you will find some other fair or festival going on.
Each and every fair of Himachal Pradesh has a story behind it and they reflect the rich culture of this place
Wood Crafts of Himachal Pradesh
Crafting wood in a variety of items is among the most famous handicrafts in Himachal Pradesh. This art form has been practiced since time immemorial in the state. Wood such as pine, deodar, walnut, horse chestnut, and wild black mulberry is found in plenty in Himachal’s forests. Wood is also used in the construction of houses and temples. Intricate designs on wooden items like bedsteads, boxes, ladles, and churners are a delight for the eyes. Tourists purchase wooden items like fruit baskets, trays, serving bowls, photo frames, candle stands, and carved idols.
Metal Crafts of Himachal Pradesh
Metal crafts fulfill the religious needs of the people in Himachal Pradesh. Brass, copper, iron, tin, and bell metal are some of the metals that are used for making idols and jewelry. The excellent skill and imagination of the artists are showcased in the metal crafts.