Jun 3, 2013

Kufri Souvenir - Himachal Cap

The caps of Himachal Pradesh are the most celebrated handicraft item of Himachal Pradesh. The extreme cold climate of these regions has made people weave different kinds of warm clothing, including shawls and caps. These caps are woven with wool and are ideal protective head gear for the people of these cold regions. Only the front half portion has the embroidered design. Visit Himachal during festivals and you will see an ocean of colors and designs. It was easy for me to decide which souvenir is to be carried back home!


Choosing a good design was tricky because all the designs were good. The caps are small, soft and very easy on pocket. Don't forget to pick one when you are there.  I picked up one for Rs.175 and I see some online marketing sites selling them at Rs.500+!!!


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43 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful...so tightly woven..wow
Hugs
SueAnn

TexWisGirl said...

it is very pretty!

Aathira Nair said...

Pretty they are :)

Anna said...

Very pretty, Indra and I love the colors of it!
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

George said...

What a beautiful souvenir. I would want one even if I didn't live in a cold climate.

Sylvia K said...

Intricate, beautiful designs and colors!! Great captures as always, Indrani! Hope you have a great week!

Hilary said...

That is a lovely design. I can only imagine how hard it would be to select only one.

Viola said...

A beautiful cap with a lovely pattern! and good for the cold climate - yes :)

Sridharan said...

Himachal caps are beautiful and unique indeed..

KParthasarathi said...

Nicely done caps.I had been to Kufri but never struck me to bring one.

Gary said...

Handsome cap!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Arija said...

Very beautiful cap Indrani. Somehow it looks more like weaving than embroidery to me. I used to weave similar braids and our Latvian patterns are similar too, even my name comes from the ancient Sanskrit.

Krishna said...

beautiful cap... you captured well

thanks

Photo Cache said...

beautiful design on the cap. i want one too :)

S. Anupam said...

The way you describe your clicks (sometimes the angle), makes them unique... Wonderful!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice design!

Meghana Hassan said...

A perfect Souvenir from Himachal.. Such a huge price difference... It always happens, the middlemen make money and the true craft person continues to lead the same life...

Meena said...

small souviners that takes us back to the hols everytime we lay eyes on it....

ladyfi said...

What a lovely pattern.

Giancarlo said...

Una felice giornata a Te...ciao

EG CameraGirl said...

What a neat souvenir! The work looks very well done.

Reader Wil said...

That's the kind of souvenir I like best! Good choice to remind you of a beautiful holiday!

Fun60 said...

what a useful and beautiful souvenir.

Karen said...

Such beautiful and colourful designs.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty, I love the design and colors.

Sandy Carlson said...

That looks like a nice souvenir!

Bibi said...

Saw many of these and they are indeed beautiful. I opted for a woolen cap; suits me better.

Sourav Das said...

Beautiful design, a perfect souvenir.
About the price, 175 and 500+, that's a huge difference. :O

Namrota said...

I will definitely get one of these :D

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

aamjunta said...

Beautify.

Arumugam Easwar said...

Beautiful designs. Good work.

Kajal Banerjee said...

I visited Himachal a few months back and saw a variety of things including caps. The caps displayed by you have unique designs and make me realize that I did not see them properly during my visit. Thanks for sharing them.

JK said...

Thanks for the post. I've always wondered about the name of this cap.

mysay.in said...

I got one Indrani :)
keeps brains warm ;)

Malini said...

Yay! I have one of these too :)

D.Nambiar said...

Very attractive.
When we were in Kufri, we'd rented the whole outfit to take a few pics. What fun! :)

Sangeeta said...

I love these Himachali caps!! We had visited Kullu Manali way back in 1990 and had returned with caps for all my uncles.

Paresh Kale said...

I brought 5 of them !

bnomadic said...

Looks like a Kullu Topi.

Pradip Biswas said...

Years before I went to himachal and liked a himachali cap with golden embossing in red border. but was prevented by the tailor stiching the cap. That cap was meant for the Village head. Thanks for sharing the information.

Ankur Anand said...

amazingly done .. :)

Ercotravels said...

beautiful design and colors on cap and can say a travel gift.