Himachal is the Land of snowy mountains with abundant rainfall and rich forests. Himachal Pradesh art and craft are renowned worldwide, reflecting its environment, people, and traditions. Painting, weaving, wood carving considered a part of their life. Himachali people are talented and hardworking, and this reflects in their art and craft. Handloom weaving is the cultural heritage of the Himachal people. Both men and women are involved in weaving activities. During the winter season, when all people are inside the home, and all other activities like horticulture have done, secondary occupations like handicrafts, spinning, and weaving is being carried out. The leather works, Kullu shawls, Chamba rumals, carpets, Kangra paintings, and woodwork are some of the beautiful handicrafts that belong to this tiny hill state.
Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful handicraft of Kullu reflects its strong cultural heritage. The extreme cold temperate of this region is suitable for sheep and goat rearing, which also fulfills the necessity for woolens. Almost every household in the district owns a pit loom, and everyone can be seen spinning yarn on a spindle. Kullu Valley habitats weave for themselves as well as for commercial purposes. Kullu is famous for its shawls with geometrical patterns and bright colors.
Along with the other handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh, Kullu caps are also famous artwork. These caps derived their name from the place of their origin, which is Kullu. Kullu cap, a traditional headgear, is an essential part of the local man’s attire. The colourful cap is made out of pure wool. Each area has its style of design on caps. The cap is round in shape and is flat on the top. The front part of the cap is decorated with a beautifully patterned band. A band is woven separately on small looms with colourful borders, which brightens the front part of caps. The backside, which covers the head, is made of local woolen yarn and is sometimes made of cotton or any other light material.