Lengcha | Pattu
| Scarves | Border
| Poncho | Jackets
| Suits | Caps
| Rumal | Pullas | Knitted
rumals are moments of ecstasy captured by the Chamba embroiders.
It is largely based upon the Kangra and Chamba schools of painting.
Worked in details in beautiful colours, the stitches are so closely
and finely spaced that no gaps are visible. It may conjure up
vision of a handkerchief but to the discerning it is a form of
The name 'rumal' means handkerchief, but these are not used to
be kept in the pocket. These are generally used for covering gifts
placed on metal & bamboo trays and baskets on any special
occasions as birthdays, weddings, festivals or fairs.
shape of 'rumal' is varied with square and oblong shapes, they
are ranged from small to a bed-sheet length. White Khaddar (cotton)
cloth as the base and untwisted, unspun raw silk threads in various
hues are used in the rumal. Double satin stitch technique is deployed,
which give identical impression to the Rumal on both sides of
Besides handkerchief, other products in this craft include wall
hangings, hand fans, dice board, bodices, cushion & pillow
covers, caps, fans (pakhi) and many other things depicting religious,
historical & social themes on the Rumal such as Radha-Krishna,
Krishna Ras Leela, Nag Leela, Shikargah, Gaddi & Gaddan with
lamb, Minjar fair of Chamba, etc.