The Art and Craft Village is the culmination of a vision jointly shared by the CDA and the Indus Heritage Trust. It celebrates and showcases the rich cultural heritage of a country that dates back 10,000 years to Mehergarh, Balochistan.
The purpose behind setting up of the village is to encourage traditional crafts and textiles. The unique feature of the village is that it would offer employment opportunities to hundreds of skilled craftsmen. The authority has also planned to replace one group of artisans with the other, most likely after every two months.
The village is situated on Shahera-e-Kashmir next to Rose and Jasmine Garden. The Art and Craft Village aims at reserving a place for artists and artisans from across the country, where they can make their contributions to preserve Pakistan’s cultural heritage.