- Posted on: April 24, 2013 | Comments
The ongoing Lok Mela kicked off with panache and elegance on April 12, at Shakarparian, under the patronage of National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage where a large marquee is now home to the folk customs, arts, crafts, traditional food, music and dances, depicting diverse sub-cultures in Pakistan that are several millennia old. Aesthetically designed colourful pavilions at the Mela continue to attract a large number of people every day this week. Boasting a rich culture and long history, the master pieces at the display include embroidery, block printing, brass work, lacquer work, truck art, Khussa making, jewelry, pottery and many others, which reflect the passionate and captivating true spirit of the various ethnicities and people of Pakistan. Like the beat of the dhol at the mela, the voices and stories of the people at the stalls are the beat of the nation. The festival which is the perfect fusion of heritage and culture from all four provinces, will end on April 21, those who have yet to venture should, as to remind them of the diverse and immutable identity of this country.
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