A number of women and men from the Dard Aryan tribe of Ladakh and a gaggle of monks from the famed Hemis monastery could possibly be seen strolling amidst stalls displaying Rajasthani churan, Madhubani work and Lucknowi chikan kurtas on the second version of Enchanting Ladakh, the annual artwork and craft truthful organised by the Union territory’s Division of Industries and Commerce at Dilli Haat.
The occasion was inaugurated Tuesday night by Ladakh L-G Radha Krishna Mathur within the presence of MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Feroz Ahmed Khan of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Improvement Council (LAHDC), Kargil, Tashi Gyalson of LAHDC, Leh, and senior officers from the Union Ministry of Textiles.
Whereas the monks invoked the gods throughout a particular prayer held on the inauguration, guests have been additionally provided an opportunity to decorate up within the vibrant costumes of the Dard Aryans for Rs 50 or get pictured with them.
As many as 76 artisans from the UT, together with their karigars, will keep put within the capital over the following two weeks, promoting their uniquely crafted handloom and handicraft merchandise, which embody pashmina shawls (known as Lena), clay fashions, dry fruits, hand-knitted gadgets and seabuckthorn merchandise.
Tsewang Paljor, deputy secretary of Ladakh’s Division of Tradition, who’s a part of the organising committee, mentioned, “We’ve got bought artisans from all corners of Leh and Kargil, ensuring no distinctive product or artwork type is left behind.”
Paljor mentioned they made certain no well-known manufacturers have been introduced right here. Actually, desire was given to rural artisans and craftsmen. A few of them have additionally introduced karigars alongside in order that extra merchandise may be created on demand. All of the proceeds will go on to the artisans and the UT administration is taking good care of all their boarding and lodging in Delhi.
Throughout his tackle on the inaugural occasion, Gyalson mentioned, “That is the second version. Once we carried out this occasion for the primary time final yr, simply earlier than the lockdown, we didn’t document excellent gross sales. However we have been advised the goal is to not push for gross sales however to make sure the newly carved UT will get sufficient publicity on a nationwide degree.”