The colors of Punjab’s culture as usual dominated the ongoing Lok Mela organised by Lok Virsa.
Maestro artisans and folk singers from all over the province under the dynamic leadership of Deputy Director Punjab Council of the Arts, Saeed Ahmed Khan showed their skills.
The crafts on display at the Punjab pavilion included, block printing, wood carving, darree and khaddar weaving, basketry, pottery, embroidery, lacquer art, Multani blue tiles, tie and dye, zardozi, metal work, camel bone carving, khussa making, doll making, Gugoo Ghore and much more.
The Punjab pavilion hosted traditionally food items along with Punjab folk song singers. Punjabi style handicrafts also managed to catch viewer attention.
Punjab Council of the Arts introduced new artisans in Lok Mela this year whose artistic work achieved thunderous appreciation from locals as well as foreigners. Novelty was seen in camel work, decoration pieces from bamboos, glass work and work from leaves of dates.
The display of a traditional village with utensils in the pavilion was mainly attractive for the foreigners.
Deputy Director PUCAR, Saeed Ahmed speaking on the occasion, said that patronization of the Punjab government gave encouragement to the artisans to show their talent. He added Punjab government is making all out efforts to preserve rich culture.
Most important of all, the Province Punjab put up beautifully decorated pavilions and visitors have the unique opportunity to see an assortment of Punjab’s traditionally rich culture in the federal capital of Islamabad for an exciting ten days.