Punjab has been the cradle of civilization since time immemorial. The ruins of Harappa show an advanced urban culture that flourished over 5000 years ago. Taxila, another historic landmark also stands out as proof of the achievements of the area in learning, arts and crafts in bygone ages.

Punjab (the land of five rivers) is the biggest land area of Pakistan and is popularly known for its culture. It shares most of its cultural and carnival values with Indian culture. According to population, almost 60% of the total population of the country is situated in Punjab Province. It has a total of 36 districts and contributes approximately 50-60 % of the economy.

Punjabi Culture is one of the oldest in world history, dating from ancient antiquity to the modern era. The scope, history, complexity, and density of the culture are vast. Some of the main areas of the Punjabi culture include Punjabi cuisine, philosophy, poetry, artistry, music, architecture, traditions, values, and history.

Some cities of Punjab have more importance for the Sikh community from India. The founder of the Sikh religion was born in Nankana Sahib, a district of Punjab so Sikhs from different parts of the world come and visits Punjab. Jahangir tomb and Badshahi Masjid in Lahore are important places in Pakistan. Data Sahib is a very sacred place in Punjab and most people come and visit Data Sahib every year.

Punjab is the major manufacturing industry in Pakistan’s economy and here each art enjoys a place of its own. The main crafts created in the highlands and other rural areas of Punjab are basketry, and pottery, which are famous for their modern and traditional designs all over the world and are included in the best formations of Punjabis bone work, textile, cloth woven on handlooms with stunning prints is embroidered in the rural-areas and the weavers produce colorful cloths like cotton, silk, etc. Embroidery, weaving, carpets, stone craft, jewelry, metal work, truck art, and other wood works. The craft of Punjab is its fundamental soul and its craft creates its entity.

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