What to Buy?
Pakistan is a treasure house of exquisite handicrafts. The artisans here pass down the expertise from one generation to another. Weaving, pottery, tile-work, inlays in metal, wood and stone, are all found here. Pottery here is a living art, with its origins dating back to 3,000 B.C. Today, each region of Pakistan claims its own specialty in jars and jugs, from sturdy terracotta to paper-thin ceramics, in vivid colors of mustard yellow, deep green, brick red and sky blue. For those who are keen shoppers, the prices are quite reasonable. You will find yourself returning home with hand-woven carpets, marble pieces, copper and brass items, woodwork, embroidered “Kurtas” and “Khussas” and countless objects d’art.