The making of locks and doorknobs, amidst the traditional Ladakhi architecture is an art by itself. They are crafted by hand, from metal sheets that are cut and beaten into patterns and shapes. The traditional Ladakhi lock does not even closely resemble a regular lock that we use in our day – to – day. Today, most of these complex and intricate designs are crafted in the region of Nubra Valley in Ladakh; they are in great demand in the handicraft markets. The doors of the monastery temples dating back to the 14 and 16th centuries display locks that have aged over the years.