A Pakistani handicraft pavilion was launched on Nanjing Road, one of Shanghai’s famous shopping streets, ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Many Pakistani crafts have been put on display for visitors with brass-made flower vases as the cornerstone.

“It is amazing to promote these tremendous and beautiful Pakistani products to a foreign country like China,” said Aqeel Ahmed Chaudhry, founder of Winza Jewellery and CEO of Atlantis Co, in an interview with China Economic Net.

“Our purpose is to promote Pakistan and Pakistani art in China. We welcome all our Pakistani brothers and sisters to visit with Chinese friends and share your ideas and give us your precious feedback,” noted Muhammad Javed, Personal Assistant of project CEO Aqeel Ahmed Chaudhry.

As per Javed, Pakistan has a long history and a wide range of specialties in making handicrafts.

“Producing unique handicrafts has always been a Pakistani tradition; indeed the art has been practiced for thousands of years,” he told the CEN reporter, adding that the various textures, beautiful embroidery and lovely shaded crafts distinguish Pakistani handicrafts from others.

These crafts are usually made of brass in a very mechanical way. There is ample variety and the crafts are normally made in different shapes and designs.

“There are many types of cultures within the geographical boundaries of Pakistan as various civilisations impacted it in different periods in history. The brass-made handicrafts are mostly from Multan, Punjab,” Javed said, adding that they would like to spread the Pakistani culture of art, handmade crafts and share its essence and elegance with the world.


Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2022.

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