Handicrafts from Himachal have admirers worldwide; among them, all “Kullu Shawls” hold the best position. Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley. The valley has many pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs; hence, it is known as ‘Dev Bhumi’. Kullu valley is known for Kullu shawls made of many natural fibers, including pashmina, sheep wool, and Angora. The fine woolen fabric and manufacturing quality, bright colours with geometrical patterns make Kullu shawl famous worldwide.
Kullu shawls are in great demand among tourists. Every tourist visiting Himachal Pradesh, especially Kullu, buys a shawl to remind their journey to this hilly state. Kullu shawl has benefited globally, but weavers need to be protected to save handloom sector handlooms. Women artists run the Trishla Shawl factory located in Kullu. The government laid a subsidy on the products crafted by women artists for their empowerment.
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