The communities here in Gilgit Baltistan are mainly active in various arts and crafts that are renowned worldwide for their livelihood. Art And Craft Of Gilgit-Baltistan describe a wide variety of activities involving making things with one’s own hands. Arts and crafts is usually a hobby. Some crafts (art skills) have been practiced for centuries, others are more recent inventions.
The Gilgit region specialties are embroidered gowns (Choghas ) attire with Dori work), wallets, key chains, hats, carpet weaving (Gabbeh and rugs), stonework (Sharma), wood utensils (walnut & pinewood), woolen crafts (shawls, Namda, Pattu, Yardage), precious and semi-precious stones and metals, and industrial stones, which have a lucrative demand in and outside Pakistan.
Made In Gilgit-Baltistan
The communities of Gilgit-Baltistan are mostly involved in different arts and crafts for their livelihood which is renowned worldwide.
Gilgit Baltistan Shawls
Embroided gowns (Choghas/attire with Dori work), wallets, key chains, caps, carpet weaving (Gabbeh and rugs), stonework (Sharma), wood utensils (walnut & pinewood), woolen crafts (shawls, Namda, Pattu, Yardage), precious and semi-precious stones and metals, and industrial stones are the specialties of Gilgit and have a promising market in Pakistan and abroad.
A piece of art hand-worked by local women in very fine cross stitch, Petit Point like. the piece, has bright colors, the floral pattern, and extremely beautiful embroidery, intricately.
knitted from local woolen yarn are soft, comfortable and warm for harsh winter. Different local geometric designs are made on socks, Shahi Jurab or royal socks are of the unique design. they are usually made as a part of the groom or bridal dress.
Crochet is an amazing art and skill. Various amazing items are made with these skills. Women of Gilgit Baltistan are naturally gifted with this skill.
They make beautiful crochet bed sheets, pillow covers, sofa covers, jackets, and headbands. Both natural and synthetic yarn is used to crochet various items.