The Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom (D.H.H) began its history in the year 1957 when it was established as a Technical Institute for Training and Production of traditional arts and crafts with 58 nos. of trainees. Over the years, this Institute has evolved into a major centre of learning and training in the Traditional Arts and Crafts of the State. The Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom as on date is a hub of activity, development and progress showcasing the traditional arts and crafts of Sikkim. The growth and expansion of D.H.H in terms of physical assets, infrastructure and manpower has been impressive, having on date as many as 32 branch training centers throughout the State with a total no. of 388 trainees.