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Domestic handicraft has huge potential - Experts
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Sep '08
Pakistani handicraft is renowned in different parts of globe for its true reflection of culture and tradition. The painstaking efforts of the craftsmen can be seen in the pieces of art that are made by using age old methods.

The rich and colourful carpets, metal and wood works, silver and gold jewellery as well as pottery, all have great demand in oversea markets.

Experts suggest that in order to make handicraft sector one of the major export earning industry, Government as well as private firms should make combine efforts. Craft exhibitions must be organized within and outside the country to promote the labour intensive sector.

It is believed that these fairs will make various handicraft items popular among the art lover internationally; this will automatically increase the sale and boost the earnings.

Industry insiders opine that workshops should be conducted for the craftsmen to make them aware of the latest trends and demands that prevail in international market. New promotional techniques should also be applied for capturing the attention of global buyers, which will increase the demand of these beautiful items.

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