As the seat of empire for centuries and with royalty as patrons, Delhi has an amazingly long tradition of arts and crafts and cultural centre, attracting painters, craftsmen, musicians and dancers from all over the world. October to March is the "cultural season" of Delhi, during this time period a plethora of events take place in the fields of visual and performing arts. The best places to witness the enriching performing arts of India are National School of Drama, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sri Ram Centre and FICCI Auditorium. Traditional crafts too, have long been practised in Delhi. The city is particularly well-known for its silver and gold enamelling and Zari or embroidery in gold thread. The wealth of Indian handicrafts can be enjoyed at the Crafts Museum at Pragati Maidan, State Emporia on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and at Dilli Haat.