Carpet Design # 67 – Crane
Carpet Size : 6 ft. x 3 ft.
The production of handicrafts continues to be our mainstay both in terms of activity as well as its source of income. To date, the Centre has been exporting to 36 countries all over the world. Some of the traditional items are Tibetan carpets, thankas, wood carved items like folding tables, frames, wall hangings, metal items like bronze and copper pots, prayer wheels and leather items such as gents and ladies boots and shoes. Tibetan apparel such as woollen coats, jackets, caps, chuba, pullovers, mufflers, socks, gloves, ladies aprons, shawls, blankets are some of the other items made here. Besides, Buddhist utility articles and other items of daily use are sold from our Show Room located in the premises. From time to time, we experiment in testing new ideas incorporating traditional Tibetan motifs which would find a ready market both here and abroad. Among the successful items are footwear and coats which, while keeping the traditional Tibetan styles, are nevertheless modified for suitable modern wear. The immense popularity of these items along with numerous letters of praise and encouragement we receive from all over the world has proved the success of this venture. In this connection, we would like to thank our friends who extended useful advice and invaluable suggestions.