New Delhi, Nov 22 IANS | 2 years ago

An estimated 500,000 people have visited the Himachal Pradesh pavilion at the India International Trade Fair-2013 being held here, pavilion director R.R. Patyal said Friday.

He said products of Himachal Pradesh like woollens and organic food, priced attractively, are in good demand.

Patyal said hand-knitted Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, Chamba 'rumal' (handkerchief), Chamba school of miniature paintings, besides hand-knitted woollens like shawls, stoles, mufflers, socks, gloves, pullovers, caps and carpets, metal artefacts and leather products are great attractions among the visitors.

The Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, with intricate borders in bright colours, are made on traditional looms by people in the state and sold all over India and abroad.

"The traditional Himachali woollens are preferred because of their quality and attractive designs," Patyal said.

(Posted on 22-11-2013)