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Title: Weaving in Garhwal Himalaya
Author: Poonam Pandit
Source: Pragya
Year: 2009
Publisher: Pragya, India
Abstract:

The handlooms and handicrafts are integral part of the cultural tradition of Garhwal as well as other parts of the Himalayas. Each area has its own distinct woven products. These traditional handwoven products are rich in colour, design and have more warmth compared to power-loom woven materials. The vibrant natural colours, the intricate designs that characterise the Himalayan woven crafts, are also an expression of the rich natural & cultural heritage of the region. The document captures the products, motifs and the process of making these fantastic works of art.

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Title: Weaving in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Author: Poonam Pandit
Source: Pragya
Year: 2009
Publisher: Pragya, India
Abstract:

Weaving is an integral part of the cultural tradition of Spitian villages, specially during the long freezing winters as in different parts of the Himalayas. The document captures the various traditional woven products of the region based on the researcher’s interaction with the weavers in Demul village of Lahaul & Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh in the Western Indian Himalayas. The document captures the designs, equipments and the traditional techniques of weaving in the area.

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Himalyan Artifacts
Bumpa

Material: Copper
Description: This is a copper vessel with the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols made on it. It is locally made and usually colourful.
Use: It is used to serve both solid as well as liquid food.
Used by: The people of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, in the Western Himalayas.
 
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