Products of sheet metal are of primary necessity for the households
of Kullu. As items of daily use sheet metals have swiftly put
back the wooden articles. This probably is due to their durability
as compared to delicate earthenware.
The raw material is a long ductile sheet. The sheets are imported
from Delhi. These are either moulded or cut into required shapes,
in order to produce Bukharis (a kind of oven), ovens, boxes, cupboards,
The main areas having shops dealing in sheet metal products are
Kullu and Manali.