Himachal Pradesh is a state in India located in Northern India. It is well known for its handicrafts. The carpets, leather works, shawls, Kangra paintings, Chamba rumals, metalware, woodwork, and paintings are worth appreciating. The state has a high diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants. Lahaul-Spiti region of the state, being a cold desert, supports unique plants of medicinal value, including Ferula Jaeschkeana, Hyoscyamus Niger, Lancea Tibetica, and Saussurea Bracteata.
It is also known as the fruit bowl of India. Various wildflowers like gladiolas, carnations, marigolds, roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, and lilies are carefully cultivated. The cultivated fruits and flowers are carried using a basket locally known as "Kilta". A Kilta is a traditional basket, which has been in use since time immemorial for carrying produce. It is made up of bamboo, which is locally grown. Artisan Mr. Jalfu Ram from Banala village, Kullu district, HP, is a native who is residing in the region makes baskets for his use. These baskets are being approximately three feet in height and can be made in a day or two.
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