GILGIT (ET): An arts and handicrafts exhibition was held in Gilgit on Saturday, allowing local organisations from Gilgit-Balitistan’s (G-B) remote valleys to display traditional items.
More than 50 stalls were put up in the exhibition organised by the Trade Development Authority (TDA) in a hotel.
“This is an attempt to promote local art and culture,” said Khalid Baig, a TDA official. “The local products are excellent and don’t have competitors elsewhere, which is why they can fetch good prices.”
Women and children showed up in large numbers and took a keen interest in items, including clothes, food and other decoration articles.
Local handicrafts like caps, jewellery and wooden utensils were also on display.
Saeeda Parveen, who came from Ghizer valley and had a handicrafts stall set up, said she saw a good number of buyers at the event. “It’s encouraging to see people coming out and buying items.”