Arts and Crafts of Uttarakhand have their own unique identity. Decorative jewelry making, painting, wood carving, candle making, and also arts like dance and music adds weight to the cultural heritage of Uttarakhand. Handicrafts include utility items like windows, doors, rugs, copper utensils, baskets, carpets, or the folk art like Aipan with the unique touch of the Uttarakhand art.
Uttarakhand involves in producing apparel grade wool, which is known to be the finest variety of wool. The blanket is specialized for its fine quality hairy effect, bright color combinations and captivating motifs. Women in the village weave Thulma carpets with lot of patience and outmost care, wherein men helps in spinning yarn. Majority of men population involve in farming and sheep rearing. In earlier days, these blankets were woven with white wool or uncolored wool, but with customer’s demand it is also weaved with dyed wool with bright red, blue, pink, black and green.
Traditional loom and working structure of Thulma: