Pakistani Arts and Crafts are one of the great assets we hold. Our country is a culture rich country and thus manifests enriched cultural heritage. Our stunning heritages are renowned across the globe. From calligraphy to pottery, weaving to crafting, Pakistani arts and crafts are unchallenged hitherto.
Here are a few examples of Pakistan’s relics, which depict that our nation stands out in this ground and is enviable.
It’s fairly amazing that Pakistan is one of a few nations in the world where artists have mastery over Calligraphy on Copper. Islam has deep roots in Pakistan and it is displayed even in our art.
Copper has been used for ornaments and decorative items for thousands of years in the region. The practice continues to this day and you can find dedicated copper shops and stalls sprinkled throughout the country.
Glass Chooriyan or Bangles personify the colorful nature of Pakistanis. Popular throughout, Hyderabad is considered by many as the hub of this art form.
Pottery is a cultural art that dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Primarily involving mud or terracotta, pottery is a shining example of our culture. Sheherzade Alam and Salahuddin Mian are two great potters from Pakistan.
A specialty of Sindh and Multan, Blue Pottery or Blue Kashi is famous all over the world for its unique look and charm. The craft is influenced by Central Asia, specifically the Chinese city of Kashgar.
Wall Calligraphy is one of the most respected forms of art. Arabic calligraphy holds a special religious and social importance in Pakistan and can be seen on many historic mosques around the country.