The Institute is an authentic warehouse of traditional handicrafts and handlooms that are exceptional to Sikkim. Here, you can see hand-woven carpets with traditional motifs, blankets, shawls (in Lepcha weaves), ‘thangka’ paintings, graceful ‘Choktse’ (hand carved foldable tables), hand-painted masks, dolls and many other objects. Established in 1957, the Directorate has an emporium from where you can buy every kind of handicraft at nominal price.