Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern of India. It is often referred to as the "Land of the Gods" due to the many holy Hindu temples and pilgrimage centers found throughout the state. Mainly known for its natural beauty of the Himalayas and nearby place, the state is also well known for its Arts and Crafts than any other state of the country. It has its own individuality in decorative temples, painting, jewelry making, wood carving, candle making, and also in the arts like dance and music. The famous crafts are cultural windows and doors, woolen rugs and carpet, copper utensils, bamboo baskets, and folk art like Aipan with the sole touch of the Uttarakhand art.
Woolen carpets of Dharchula are characterized by their unique pile structure, vivid colors and bold patterns, highlighted both by the particular qualities of the high mountain sheep wool. The patterns, motives used are mainly drawn from the Tibetan and Buddhist vocabulary and others influenced by Chinese figurative arts like the dragon and the Great Wall of China.