Bhuttico Kullu Shawls & Accessories: The Gift of Valley

Bhuttico Kullu Shawls & Accessories: The Gift of Valley

Kullu Manali is the most famous and favorite holiday spot among tourists or travelers to Himachal. The Kullu valley’s natural beauty binds one with its peace and aura. The views, temples, parks, trek, apple orchards, snow-capped mountains in the valley are picturesque and represent a true picture of tranquillity. Apart from this one can experience and be part of the handicraft paradise too. Yes! I am talking about BHUTTICO Kullu shawls and accessories.

Bhuttico Kullu Shwals & Accessories - gift of Kullu valley

What is Bhuttico?

Bhuttico stands for Bhutti weavers Cooperative Society Ltd of Kullu. It was set up in 1944 in the remote village of beautiful Himalayas by 12 weavers from Bhutti village. Bhuttico cooperative society is the one cooperation with its own weaving shed and housing colony. The colony is equipped with all facilities for its workers and the workplace provides the best benefits to its workers including pension, gratuity.

Bhuttico Kullu Store
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The Bhuttico cooperation has more than 700 weavers on its rolls.  It  maintains all the quality parameters while manufacturing and testing. Bhuttico stores are present both nationally and internationally and they sell their  product under the name and trademark of Bhuttico.

This society is an inspiration; as it focuses on weaver’s welfare along with safeguarding the local artistic craft.

Bhuttico Kullu Shawls & Accessories

There is an extensive range of neutral as well as colorful handmade and loom weaved Bhuttico garments. The first one and most famous is-

Kullu shawls & Stoles

The variety of shawls at Bhuttico store ranged from traditional Kullvi to modern designs. They were available in Pashmina, angora, merino and local sheep wool. The pure Pashmina shawls were in light shades ranging from Rs. 4500 – Rs 6000; whereas all other varieties of Kullu shawls and stoles were available in bright, dark, light colors as well as embroidered patterns. The price ranged from Rs. 600 – Rs 1500. I personally liked the stoles for their colors, designs, and material. They were soft, light as well as warm and I ended up buying 4 -5 pieces.

Bhuttico Kullu Shawl Variety
Bhuttico Kullu Shawls

Kullu Doru & Pattu

These are the local traditional Himachali dresses awesomely colorful. Tourists often get themselves dressed in these for pictures.

Kullu Caps, gloves & woolen socks 

Kullu caps is the another attraction. The variety include Kullvi, Lahauli, Kinnauri, and Malana. I could make out the slight difference in all these caps categories but all of them were super colorful and warm. The price for all caps ranged from Rs 200 –Rs 350/-. The woolen socks and gloves too available were colorful, handmade and loom weaved. The price for these ranged from Rs 150 – Rs 200 (I am not joking).

Bhuttico Kullu Woolen Caps, gloves

Kullu Ties, Mufflers & Scarves

The ties available at Kullu Bhuttico showroom were in a solid color, wool material, and self-prints. The other option was in typical Kullvi design. On average, the price ranged between Rs 200 – Rs 350/-. Mufflers for men and scarves for women also were also available in different varieties of wool and designs. The price for these scarves and mufflers varied from Rs 200 – Rs 1000/.

Bhuttico Kullu Shawls
My Bhuttico Collection

Kullu Pullas

Pullas are the grass slippers used by Himachali women in Kitchen. The base is made with the fiber procured from the bark of a bush called cannabis (Bhang) and the upper part with goat hair which is further decorated with colorful threads. They are considered to be warm and comfortable. I loved them and brought these. Price for the same ranges from Rs 100 – 150/-.

Kullu Pullas
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Sleeveless Nehru Jacket & Woolen Shirts

The other garments included sleeveless Nehru jacket and woolen shirts available in different sizes and colors. The pure wool fabric for stitching can also be brought and I brought a piece for a shirt.

Handbags

The other small but awesome collection was of handbags and clutches in wool fabric and Himachali patti designs. This simple clutch with any attire will give it is a fashion blend and the price for same ranged from Rs 500 – 1000/-.

Bhuttico Kullu Accessories
Source – www.bhutticoshawl.com

Where to Shop Bhuttico Kullu Shawls and accessories

Bhuttico Kullu garments and accessories can be purchased both from online and offline stores. There are in total 31 offline stores and the majority of them are in Himachal. For online shopping, one can buy here.

What to consider before shopping Kullu Shawls and accessories

To purchase authentic Bhuttico Kullu products, check the “Handloom mark” as well as the GI patent tag. Check these marks here in the picture.

Bhuttico Kullu Shawl Trademark
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So, it is worth treating yourself, your friends and relatives with these warm gifts from Kullu valley.

From Kullu Manali, you can head for the most adventurous road trips. Check the itinerary for Leh Ladakh road trip and Lahaul Spiti road trip.



50 thoughts on “Bhuttico Kullu Shawls & Accessories: The Gift of Valley”

  • I suppose many places have their own souvenirs, but it’s rare to see some so colorful. I suppose one will not forget where the items come from, even after we are home.

  • I’m quite fond of traditional handicraft so this post is quite intersting to me. The Kullu Pullas indeed look so cute. When I visit this place I will buy a bunch of these for my little nieces at home 🙂

  • Oh I love buying local products and stuffing my bag full of things to take home! I would have needed a whole 2nd bag for this trip – these are beautiful I love the colors and the shawls and blankets are my total faves!

  • One of the best I could think for my wife would be something like this! I like the caps for me, I wear something similar when I ride my bicycle. so It would be awesome to have something like this…Totally different from what I have 🙂

  • When I travel I am always searching for unique gifts to bring back. These shawls look really pretty and the price is not high at all. It’s good to know how to recognise an original Bhuttico and that the quality of the fabrics is really high.

  • These shawls are indeed unique. Almost 20 years back we had traveled to Himachal and bought some of these. My mom still have them and she has been using them year on year. Plus they are so beautiful 🙂

  • I am so loving the shawls. They are so colorful. One of the best part of traveling is buying items of that culture. The Pullas are to cute and it would be great to walk around the house with.

  • These handicrafts would make a perfect souvenir from the region. I will be looking for the authentic label to make sure I am supporting the local craftsman and not just buying something from a foreign shop.

  • what beautiful colors! I love to explore areas with local craft work like these, so I would definitely enjoy visiting this region. Thanks for the great tip on an authentic souvenir!

  • The products look so colorful and joyful. I’m sure the materials used are of great quality and I would love to buy this kind of souvenirs for my loved ones. A hidden gem in terms of holiday shopping!

  • I am specifically intrigued by the ‘pullas’ or the grass slippers worn by Himachali women in the kitchen. I wasn’t aware of this and I don’t think I have ever seen any or heard of this word either. The shawls definitely look warm and nice. I like the designs and colours by the Bhuttico retail shop. Thanks for sharing this info!

  • Those are really beautiful shawls. I don’t think I would wear them personally, but I know a lot of friends who would enjoy them. Hopefully when I visit, I will have some room in my bag to pick some up.

  • I love to buy special, local souvenirs for me and my family, so I’d definitely purchase some items – The Bhuttico Kullu Shawls & Accessories. I love the scarves, the gloves and, especially, the Pullas. It would be great to have such an item, from a factory with an old history, remembering of the trip!

  • It’s good to see locally made goods given audience on your blog. I like the colorful shawls and I think it’ll look good on my mom. And the pullas? My mom, again, deserves one. She’s fond of being barefooted in the kitchen. And the wool clutches will just be amazing as an accessory for me. Bhuttico is really a valley of gifts. Wish I can buy all items in the store, o might just go broke. But these are amamizng nice handicrafts

  • I think it’s so great that the weavers are really taken care of. So many times laborers are exploited, but it seems like they get great benefits from working here. All of their products look lovely, I can see why you purchased so many items yourself!

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