Lok Virsa for promotion of local handicrafts

ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has tried its level best to provide a platform for the handicrafts to keep them alive.

Executive director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed told reporter that craft of the month is one part of our struggle to promote handicrafts.

“We are trying to highlight the real value of these crafts and want to see this profession flourishing,” she said.

She said that Lok Virsa not only took this initial step of promoting handicrafts but also formulated a market for them at country level.

She said that visitors buy these handicrafts from Lok Virsa and show their eagerness to meet and promote these craftsmen.

Dr. Fouzia said that few crafts which are alive are only because of the love of craftsmen and the fact is that it is the only bread earning source for many people.