Handloom industries in Himachal Pradesh: An overview
Dr. Anjana Attri
Handloom weaving is the cultural heritage of the people of Himachal Pradesh and an indispensable part of the lives of people of himachal Pradesh. Their activity includes a wide range of handloom products which are sufficient to meet the local needs but it gradually took a turn towards commercialization. The local weavers besides following their ancestral traditions and skills are intentionally making some alterations in the products to cater to the needs of modern buyers. In the present study an attempt is made to know about the handloom industries in Himachal Pradesh. Handloom industry is basically labour intensive and utilises traditional techniques in production process at lower cost. The products of handloom industry face a lot of problem of extinction prior to getting the brand name. This paper shade light upon the various scheme and problems of handloom industries in Himachal Pradesh.