With the available resources and constraints of nature, the man learnt the art of living and thus resulting unique traditional technologies of their own, of different socio cultural regions. Handicrafts of any such region like Kumaun in Himalayas in addition to the involved art, cover the socioeconomic aspect of the rural life. Out of these Himalayan line handicrafts some are very rare and remain on the highest demand. The table below shows the name, place of manufacture and approximate range of rate

Aipan hanicraft
Name Of Handicraft Place Of Manufacture Price Range (As On 1.6.1998)
Pasmina Shawls Munsyari, Dharchula 5,000-20,000
Woolen Products (Shawls, Chutka,Carpet, Thulma) Almora, Ranikhet, Bageshwer, Munsyari, Didihat, Dharchula 200-20,000
Ringal Products (Musta, Dalia) Nachani, Dharmghar 50- 5,000
Kumauni Folk Art Nainital 10- 5,000
Decorative Candles Nainital 5-10,000
Drift Wood (Ekabana and Statue etc) Nainital, Tanakpur, Bageshwer 25- 5,000
Copperware Almora Town, Uder Khani,Chaugaonchina. 5-10,000

Government of India, Ministry of Textiles has established a marketing and service extension centre at Almora town for providing detailed information of above mentioned products and the craftsmen. The in-charge of this unit can be contacted at the following address :-

Assistant Director

Office Of The Development Commissioner Handicrafts,

Marketing and Service Extension Centre,

Be-Nazeer Cottage, Malla Joshikhola,

Almora – 263 601  , INDIA.