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Friday, August 21, 2009

Handicrafts of Pakistan August 23, 1979

Pakistan with its five thousand-year-old civilisation has a rich heritage of handicrafts. The different regions with wide variety of tradition and culture, dialects, folklore, music, dresses and costumes have much to offer to any connoisseur of handicrafts. The Kashmiri Shawls, the Baluchi and Sindhi embroidery work, the Peshawari chappals and carpets, camel skin lamps of Multan, Gujrati pottery and the wood and brass work done in different parts of Pakistan have all a charm of their own.
In order to focus attention on the rich heritage of handicraft in our country, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a special series consisting of four stamps depicting specimens of (i) Guj embroidered shirt (Guj is a Sindhi term for woman’s wedding shirt) (ii) Enamel inlaid brass plate (iii) Baskets and (iv) Chain-stitch embroidered rug in the denominations of 40 paisa Re 1/-. Rs. 1.50 and Rs. 2/-. respectively.