skilled metal craftsmen of Kullu and its adjoining areas cherish
a rich tradition of metal crafts. These craftsmen produce beautiful
charriots and palanquins of the Gods and Godesses, Traditional
local household articles of rural people and the tradional musical
instruments played during cultural ocassions.
The craftsmen follow the traditional mannual method. These methods
include casting, engraving, ornamenting etc. the metals used are
silver, brass and copper. The metalcraft of Kullu depicts the
local flora and fauna in their designs. The excellent carvings
depict Gods and Godesses, episodes from epics etc.
Craftsmen make following articles:
- Masks made of Silver, Gold, and Brass.
- Chhatra (umbrella) made of Silver & Gold.
- Dhol (Drum) made of Brass
- Narsingha made of Copper
- Nagara made of Brass
- Palanquins made of Silver and Brass