Items in Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts
The institute is an authentic home to traditional handlooms and handicrafts. It has become one of the major attractions for people visiting Sikkim where traditional handcrafts, furniture, handloom carpets and other products can be viewed and also purchased. Apart from this, items like shawls, thangka paintings, Choktse, hand-painted masks, dolls made from wood, lamp-stands, batiks, sporadic silks, brocade, dappled applique work and embroidered boots are also available.
The Directorate has 28 centers all over the state and also one emporium in Sikkim House, New Delhi. A Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. has been formed to facilitate effective marketing of quality based products and create more jobs and avenues available for craftsmen. There are around 100 student workers present in this institute, who are engaged in the production of cottage crafts. An emporium is also located within the complex of institute from where tourists can purchase all the above mentioned items. The Sales Emporium remains open throughout the year.
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