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Monday, August 31, 2009

Handicrafts of Pakistan (March 9, 1983)


Pakistan, with its five thousand-year-old civilization, 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 the 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 had issued on 23rd August,]979 a special series consisting of four stamps depicting specimens of
(i)Guj embroidered shirt (Guj is a Sindhi term for woman’s wed-ding 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. The second set of stamps in the handicraft series consisting of two stamps each of Re. 1/-denomination depicting specimens of (i) Hala Pottery and
(ii) Camel Skin Lamp was released on the 20th February, 1982.
The third set of stamps in the handicraft series consisting of two stamps each of Re. 1/- denomination depicting specimens of (I) Panj Pholo and (ii) Straw Mats will be released on the 9th March, 1983.