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Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom (Institute of Cottage Industries)

This Institute is established with the aim to produce and promote the state’s traditional authentic arts and crafts and teaches the ancient crafts of Sikkim ( like Painting, Mask Making, Weaving and Wood Carving) to keep them alive. Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom is the store house of hand woven Tibetan carpets in natural dyes with traditional motifs, blankets, shawls, Sikkimese style wooden tables called "Choktse", which are exquisitely carved and richely coloured in red and gold and many other gift items. Hand made rice papers are also produce here.

Started during the time of Chogyals of Sikkim as adventure to protect and propagate the crafts and skills of local village artisans. All the items can be bought from here in a reasonable prices.

Tags: Gangtok Handicraft & Handloom, Gangtok Institute of Cottage Industries, Sikkim, Gangtok, Gangtok Painting, Tibetan, Chogyal, Eastern Himalayas, East Himalayas

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