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Famous Indian Handicrafts from 29 states of India

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Indian Handicrafts has its own unique history, starting from Indus valley civilization to modern style craft items Indian handicraft has been a very integral part of Indians. From thousands of years, India is known for its art and fascinating handicrafts which is still famous around the world. So, let’s know together about the Famous Indian handicrafts and its beauty.

Famous Indian Handicrafts

Handicraft products are products that are either completely made by hand or produced by the use of simple tools. The manual labour of the artisan plays the central role in the production of a handicraft. Handicrafts could serve different purposes and significance- aesthetic, cultural, functional decorative, decorative, religious and above all livelihood.

Producing handicrafts requires great skill and precision. The knowledge and trade of making these beautiful products are often handed down from generation to generation. Materials range from cloth, wood, clay, metal, bones of animals and gems to leather, bamboo, marble and coconut shells.

That Kanjivaram silk saree that is your mother’s favourite, that Kolhapuri chappal your friend recently bought, that ornate Pattachitra adorning the drawing-room of that Odia neighbour next door are all handicrafts.

India is a country, rich in culture and diversity.


All Indian states have their own unique culture and beauty. Each state also has its unique alluring handicrafts with all their expressive charm to offer.

In a changing and globalizing world where machines have taken the place of a hand, our artisans have preserved our unique handicrafts which are a symbol of our heritage and civilization spanning millennia. This is one hell of a thing to be proud of.

We have prepared a list for you of Indian Handicrafts from every state.

Famous Handicrafts of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state rich in culture and has a huge collection of handicrafts. It has a lot to offer from the craft department from Kondapalli toys made of softwood, golden-hued Nirmal paintings, the world-famous Kalamkari paintings to Banjara needlecraft of the Banjaras (gypsies) and Budithi transfer of Budithi village in Srikakulam district just to name a few.

Let’s have a look at some of the famous Handicrafts of Andhra Pradesh.

Kondapalli toys Andhra Pradesh

Themes include snippets from mythology, folklore, rural life, birds and animals. The most notable one is the Dasavatharam. Entire families are involved in the process of making toys. First, the wood is treated to a slow heating process to dry its moisture content. The wood is then cut out and the edges are smooth finished. The limbs of the toys are carved separately and later joined to the body.

The carving implements involved in the making of these toys are axe, chisel hammer and drill. Tamarind paste acts as a glue to join the parts. The latter step involves colouring with either oil and water-colours or vegetable dyes and enamel paints which are applied based on the type of toys.

The paintbrush is made of goat’s hair. In the old days, natural colours extracted from stones, herbs, root and gums were used while today, both watercolours and oil paints are increasingly being used.

Kalamkari Painting Andhra Pradesh

Kalamkari comes from to words:- Kalam- pen and Kari- work, i.e, artwork done using a pen. This ancient art is basically done on cotton or silk fabric with tamarind using natural dyes.

Process of Making Kalamkari Design

The process of making this piece of beauty involves 23 arduous steps of dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, starching, cleaning and more. Motifs drawn in Kalamkari painting include mythological figures, peacocks, flowers, elephants, horses and fish.

Kalamkari art primarily uses colours like indigo, mustard, rust, black and green extracted from natural sources. Black colour is extracted by blending jaggery, water and iron fillings. Yellow is derived from pomegranate peels and blue is obtained from indigo.

Mixing yellow and blue together gives the colour blue and red colour is obtained from the bark of madder. Flowers are also used in abundance to extract colours. There are two types of Kalamkari art- Srikalahasti style and Machilipatnam style.

In the Srikalahashi Style of Kalamkari the kalam or pen is used for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colours. It is entirely hand worked. This style is used mostly to narrate the religious myths and epic stories on the fabric. Originating around temples this style has a strong religious connection. One can come across this style in temple hangings, chariot banners and scrolls.

The Machilipatnam Style of Kalamkari also known as Pedana Kalamkari involves vegetable dyed block painting of a fabric produced at the town of Pedana in Andhra Pradesh. This style of art evolved during the rule of Mughal dynasty and practiced by Golconda Sultanate.

It mainly uses vegetable dyes and colours extracted from minerals which are applied onto the fabric with the help of wooden blocks. Alum is used in the making of natural dyes and also while treating the fabric. It also ensures stability of the colour in Kalamkari fabric.

Myrobalan and buffalo milk are also used to treat the fabric. Motifs in the Machilipatnam style include scenes from religious epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, mythological figures, flowers, peacocks and scenes from daily life. Having enjoyed Mughal patronage for  a significant amount of time, it also displays some Persian influences.

In the recent times, you can get Kalamkari bedsheets, Lungis, Curtains, Sarees and Salwar Kameez.

In the modern time these handcrafted works of art are being replaced by the digital medium. To walk with the times, digitally printed Kalamkari work is being done on silk, mammal, cotton and synthetic sarees and sold to meet the growing demand as digital is easier than original Kalamkari work.


Famous Handicrafts of Arunachal Pradesh

This Northeastern most state of India has the ability to mesmerize you with its sheer range of diverse crafts.

Different regions are famous for different craftsmanship’s. Some are known for designing colourful masks, silver objects and wooden vessels while some are dexterous in making bamboo and cane articles. Some have perfected the art of carving magic on wood while some use cloth as a canvas to weave beauty to make Mishmi shawls and Sherdukpen shawls.


Sure we will have a glimpse of two of the unique crafts Arunachalis excel in.


Thangka Painting of Arunachal Pradesh

The subject matter includes Buddha, bodhisattvas, goddesses, humans, stupas, animals, plants, flowers etc.

The Thangka painting consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered over which a textile is mounted and then over which a cover, usually made of silk is laid.

Sometimes called as a scroll painting, the most common work of Thangka is a loosely woven cotton produced in widths from 40 to 58 cm. Thangka painting is an art requiring careful precision and exact measurements.

The ideal bodily form of the enlightened beings has to be perfectly oriented in relation to the central axis and each body part has to be perfectly proportional. A slight error distorts the accuracy and hence the religious value of the Thangka. The composition of this art form is highly geometric.

Each body part in a Thangka composition is laid out on a systematic grid of angles and intersecting lines. Thangka overflows with symbolism and allusions. It counts among its influences Mahayana Buddhism, Tantrik Buddhism alongwith the indigenous Himalayan religion of Bon.

Thangka scrolls have various functions as teaching tools in Buddhism, as a centrepiece during a ritual ceremony as a medium through which one can offer prayers or make requests.

Women in all the 20 tribes manufacture products like skirts, shirts, side bags cotton shirts, cotton shawls in different patterns Mishmi jackets, Wancho bags, Tangsa lung is, woolen jackets and blankets.

The designs and patterns are highly geometrical and bold stripes are woven in the fabric by making use of different coloured yarns. Combinations of black, red and white are prominent which are extracted from natural sources such as barks, fruits, leaves and seeds.

Famous Handicrafts of Assam

The culturally rich state of Assam is also rich in the diversity of handicrafts.

Who doesn’t know about the bamboo handicrafts of Assam which is probably the most famous export of Assam after it’s highly sought after tea?

From the cane and bamboo crafts to its metal crafts, pottery and handlooms, the artisans of Assam are renowned all over India for producing high quality works of art. Assam is a melting pot of a number of tribes and cultures and this is reflected in its traditional handicrafts as well.

It counts among its impressive repertoire of handicrafts; bamboo craft, silk textiles, cane craft, water hyacinth handicraft, bellmetal craft and pottery just name a few.


Let us look at some handicrafts of Assam.

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The forests of the state provide an endless supply of bamboo and cane to the artisans of Assam through which they display their talent to the world. Bamboo and cane are used to make items of everyday use like bamboo mats, bamboo and cane furniture, cane walking sticks, bamboo and cane baskets, bamboo hand fans and hats, musical instruments, bows and arrows etc.

They also use bamboo to make utensils and beer mugs. Bamboo is intrinsically linked with the life and culture of Assam.

For a long time, water hyacinth was seen as a weed and havoc plant as it chokes marine life, hinders water transport and acts as a source of breeding ground for mosquitoes.

However in recent years the stem of the water hyacinth plant is being used to make beautiful water hyacinth handicrafts like purses, handbags, baskets and laundry bins which is not only conserving the environment but also providing livelihood to so many rural families of Assam.


Famous Handicrafts of Bihar

The historically rich state of Bihar is rich in its art and craft. It is home to some of India’s most well-known paintings including the famous Madhubani paintings and the miniature paintings, stone pottery, Sikki craft, embroidery (Suzni craft and Kashidakari), papier mache, Patna Kalam and Tikuli craft.

Let’s look at some of the craft from the state.

Madhubani/Mithila Painting of Bihar

It has traditionally been done by the women of the villages on freshly plastered mud walls of huts but now it is being done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. As with many other traditional handicrafts in India, colours are derived from plants.

Madhubani paintings depict nature, Hindu religious motifs, and natural objects like the sun the moon and the themes naturally revolve around Hindu deities. Painting tools include a variety of tools including twigs, brushes nib pens, matchsticks and even fingers.

Sikki is considered auspicious by the natives of the Sitamarhi district of Bihar and serves as a raw material in making a variety of products. There is hardly a festival or auspicious occassion in which it is not used in one way or the other.

In Bihar it is used in the making of toys, weaving dolls, baskets, boxes, murals and jewellery. Boxes made of Sikki known as pauti are given to daughters by parents on the occasion of their wedding. These boxes are used to hold sindoor, ornaments and jewellery.

Famous Handicrafts of Chhattisgarh

The elaborate variety of handicrafts in Chhattisgarh is mind blowing. Chhattisgarh is renowned for its mastery in bell metal handicraft, clay art, godna art, bamboo craft, cowrie craft, kosa, wrought iron craft etc.

Here we share with you some famous handicrafts of Chhattisgarh.

Dhokra Craft of Chattisgarh

Dhokra is basically non-ferrous metal casting using the Lost wax casting technique. This stunning metal figurines of humans, animals like horses elephants and birds like owls and peacocks, and Hindu deities are highly applauded for its enchanting charm all over the world.

Dhokra is also used to make measuring bowls, utensils and jewelry.

Clay icons are placed on the borders of villages to ward off evil spirits, to propitiate unseen forces and also seek the blessings for a trouble free life. Icons of Matri Devi or the Mother Goddess are installed to guard villages from disease.

The tribes of Bilaspur have animal and human figures on there roof tiles. Sacred places under trees have terracotta offerings. Besides terracotta figurines of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, lamps and tribal masks made of terracotta are also captivating and would make for good souvenirs in your next visit to Chhattisgarh.


Famous Handicrafts of Goa

Goa has a rich tradition of handicrafts. For every travel lover Goa is a must visit destination. If you are a traveler you would love to check out these places in India with a month by month guide . Indeed, no visit to Goa is complete without blessing your eyes with the funky crafts of Goa. Seashell crafts, hand painted tiles, brassware, wooden lacquerware and papier mache are among the crafts you will find in Goa.

Chandeliers, ashtrays, curtains and even toothpicks are perfectly designed. With the help of the humble seashell.

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One can come across family portraits, name plates, scenes from daily life, landscapes and scenery in these cool hand painted tiles. Now you can also find these tiles aplenty in the old churches of Goa.


Famous Handicrafts of Gujarat

Handicrafts are an intrinsic part of the life of Gujarati people. Each and every district of Gujarat has its own unique handicraft. From the colorful beadwork to the gorgeous Zari work, there is no scarcity of ornate crafts in Gujarat.

Listed below are some of the unique handicrafts of Gujarat.

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This artwork uses seed beads as its chief raw material. The technique of bead weaving is used to weave seed beads together onto a plain fabric, in jewellery or to make a three dimensional object like a box, ball, clasp etc.

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This soft clay is molded into the desired shape by the potter on a potter’s wheel and left to dry in the shade.

In the next stage, painting and ornamentation of the pottery is done. The dark terracotta colour of the geru, a watered down red clay is applied as a base coat on the pottery with bamboo stick brushes to create dramatic designs and patterns with black and white clay based colours.

The pot is then cleaned, sun dried and baked in a furnace powered by dry wood and cow dung. The pot is coated with a thin wash of geru.

Popular patterns are geometric forms and motifs of humans, birds, flowers and animals. A wide variety of materials like matkas to store water, water bottles, earthen lamps, urns, kettles, plates and boxes are made using this technique.


Famous Handicrafts of Haryana

The agricultural state of Haryana is not any less than other states when it comes to handicrafts or works of art which are handmade.

The state is famous for many unique crafts which are exported all around the world and most notably in the acclaimed Surajkund International Crafts Mela which displays the richness and diversity of the handcrafted goods of the state in all of its glory.

The arts and crafts of Haryana includes pottery, embroidery, weaving, Phulkari, Chope, Bagh and Palm leaf work.

These are some of the handicrafts of Haryana.

Sarkanda Craft of Haryana

The thicker parts of the plant are used to make tools known as Murrah. Changeri is one of the many handcrafted products made from the Sarkanda grass.

It is a traditional shallow basket made by coiling technique and often with a lead. Besides Changeri, the womenfolk also make boiya which is a roti/bread basket. Hand fans and the indhi, used as a support base for carrying water pots on the head are also made from the Sarkanda grass.


Famous Handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh

The Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh is home to some of the best handicrafts of the country. The handmade wonders of the state range from wood projects, set embroidery, carpetry and artwork to wool fabrics.

Himachal Pradesh also specializes in making shawls, paintings, leathercraft metal work and stone craft.

Here we bring to you a few handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh.

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However today, artisans are using this craft in items of daily use like cradles, low settees, containers and wooden jewelry. Village homes are extensively ornamented with wood carvings on doors, windows and balcony panels.

Chamba Rumal of Himachal Pradesh

It features as a common wedding gift in Himachal Pradesh and has detailed patterns. The materials used consist of muslin, khaddar, malmal brush and silk threads without knots. Motifs have traditionally drawn inspiration from local folklore, tales from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, floral designs and geometric patterns.


Famous Handicrafts of Jharkhand

The verdant state of Jharkhand is home to many tribes which produce a number of indigenous handicrafts. Like other states, the crafts of Jharkhand are renowned and are in high demand in both the national and international market.

Here we bring to you a few handicrafts of Jharkhand.

The Jadupatuas are painted on scrolls depicting themes from the life of Lord Krishna, the story of creation according to the Santhal tradition and their dance and music and sometimes death images and life after death.

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They are painted on both cloth and paper using natural colours like soot, vermilion and mud from the riverbank while the hair of the goat or the quill of a porcupine serves as a raw material to make brush.

The two ends of the cloth are sewn around bamboo sticks so that the scroll could be rolled and carried around.

Famous Handicrafts of Karnataka

The luxurious and lavish arts and crafts of Karnataka need no introduction as they are renowned all over the country and the world. Some handicrafts that trace their origins to Karnataka are doll making, stone carving, Mysore paintings, ivory carving, wood carving and sandalwood craft.

Some of the renowned crafts of Karnataka are as follows.

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The art of sandalwood carving is more than a thousand years old and this craft is being performed by families from generation to generation who are creating fragrant and exquisitely cut figurines of Hindu deities and boxes, photo frames and the ever-popular elephant figure.

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Mysore paintings are widely acclaimed for their opulence and attention to detail. In the ancient times artists used vegetable and mineral colours. Today the painting is done with commercially available media like poster and water colours.

In the old times, paper, wood, wall and cloth served as a canvas for the painting. In modern times, it is mostly done on paper. Mysore paintings are characterized by delicate lines, intricate brush strokes and the use of lustrous gold leaf.  Traditionally these paintings are designed to inspire devotion and depict Hindu deities.


Famous Handcrafts of Kerala

The state of Kerala offers an amazing variety of handicrafts ranging from carvings in metal and wood, metal jewellery, granite statues to coir products and lacquerware.

The following are some of the unique crafts of Kerala.

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Each and every part of coconut is used in Kerala to the fullest. Coir is one such product of the coconut tree which is widely used as a raw material for making handicrafts in Kerala.

Coir products are made from the fibres extracted from the husk of coconut. Coir is very popular for its biodegradability and long life. Coir products like door mats, bags, baskets and mats are widely popular in Kerala.

Famous Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has an edge as far as handicrafts are concerned. Madhya Pradesh is not only rich in lush forests, majestic monuments and rich wildlife, it also abounds in a plethora of handicrafts.

The handicrafts of the heart of India include metalcraft, stone carvings, folk paintings, iron craft, woodcraft, Zari and toys and doll making.

The paper roll is stuffed and tied. A mixture of paper pulp is applied to give the shape of the animal. It’s allowed to dry and coated with leather sheets.

Chanderi sarees are characterized by their soft pastel hues. Chanderi sarees are produced from three different kinds of fabric- pure silk, Chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Motifs include traditional coin, floral art, peacock and geometric designs. These sarees are among the finest in India and are known for the gold and silver brocade or zari, and ornate embroidery.

Famous Handicrafts of Maharashtra

Maharashtra does not only consist of forts, caves, palaces and Western Ghats but also offers an enchanting plethora of captivating handicrafts to choose from.

Some of the well-known handicrafts of Maharashtra are Kolhapuri chappal, Warli painting, Banjara embroidery, seashell craft, Dhurrie weaving, Bidri ware and metal embossing among others.

The subject matter of Warli paintings mostly include geometry shapes to depict nature, scenes from daily life like hunting, fishing, farming, trees and animals. Festivals and dances are also depicted in the paintings.The Warli paint only with a white pigment to obtain from a mixture of rice paste, water and gum.


Famous Handicrafts of Manipur

Manipur is an enchanting cosmos of beauty. The intricate handicrafts of Manipur reveals its rich culture. The women of Manipur are experts in weaving cotton textiles.

Some of the famous handicrafts of Manipur are wood carving, hand woven and embroidered textiles, hats made of water reed shawls and blankets and Manipuri dance doll.


Famous Handicrafts of Meghalaya

Meghalaya is rightly called The Scotland of the East for its spellbinding beauty.

That beauty also reflects in the handicrafts of the state. The craftsmen weave amazing cane mats, winnowing fans, caps, umbrellas, stools and baskets.

The most prominent arts here are wood carving and weaving. They also manufacture beautiful baskets and strong bamboo fish traps. Meghalaya is also known for arts like silk weaving and carpet weaving.

Items made of bamboo and cane are baskets, furniture, headgears, storage utensils, musical instruments, containers and tribal implements and weapons. Pokerwork in which designs are burnt into the bamboo with the help of red hot pointed tool is done by Garos.

The craftswomen of Meghalaya are highly skilled in weaving amazing designs on clothes. The distinctive costumes and apparels that come from the weaving looms of these women comprise wrappers and shawls, waist clothes and bodice, girdles, scarves, skirts and aprons.

Famous Handicrafts of Mizoram

Handicrafts in Mizoram portray painstaking craftsmanship and hereditary skills of the inhabitants. The traditional crafts of Mizoram are weaving, cane and bamboo work.

Puans are the traditional clothing of the native people of Mizoram. The weaving is done by women on the loin loom. Puans are worn by both men and women.

Famous Handicrafts of Nagaland

Nagaland is the home of wonderful handicrafts. The Nagas are adept artisans and their handicrafts are simply superb.

A wide variety of figures are carved meticulously on wood. Commonly carved figures are human figures, Mithun hornbill, elephant, leopard and tiger.

Cane and bamboo grow profusely in Nagaland the Nagas exploit these plants in the best possible manner and make items of both decoration and utility like armlets, baskets hats, necklaces, mats and other decorative items.

Famous Handicrafts of Odisha

The former name of Odisha was Utkala, which literally means The Land of Excellent Arts. It’s obvious that there must be some good reason behind this nomenclature. The culturally rich state of Odisha boasts of enchanting crafts.

From fine stone carving to pattachitra, from sand sculpture to silver filigree, handicrafts are an integral part of Odisha’s culture.

Here are some of its finest.


Famous Handicrafts of Punjab

Punjab is not only a land of warriors and bravehearts but also a land of captivating handicrafts. The rich tradition of handicrafts in Punjab include Phulkari, Jootis, Durries and Parandas.

Phulkari is characterized by the use of darn stitch on the wrong side of the coarse cotton cloth with coloured silken thread. Phulkari designed Duppata and suits are very demanding in india.


Famous Handicrafts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan offers an amazing array of opulent handicrafts. The Land of Kings, the royalty patronized artisans throughout the history of the state which gave the state an admirable collection of mesmerizing works of art.

Handicrafts in Rajasthan include sculpture art, blue pottery, ivory works, Meenakari, Usta art, Lac works, Tie and Dye and Thewa art to name a few.



Famous Handicrafts of Sikkim

Sikkim boasts of a rich repertoire of handicrafts. A melting pot of different cultures, these culture have only made the state rich in handmade works of art. The best traditional handicrafts of Sikkim includes carpets, wood carving, Thangka paintings, Choktse tables etc.

The carpets are woven with the help of frame loom. The styles of carpet weaving show a lot of Buddhist influence. Carpets in Sikkim usually depict the scenic landscape of Sikkim, its snow clad mountains and the flowering valleys.

Famous Handicrafts of Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu boasts of a wide variety of handicrafts. An ancient civilization, it is only natural that the state should have a rich history of handicrafts spanning centuries.

The famous works of art that have come from this majestic land are Tanjore glass paintings, Kolu dolls, grass mats, Muthangi, metalware, Toda embroidery, appliqué and stone carving.

Embroidered by women, the traditional shawl of Puthukuli is worn by both men and women. The shawl has alternate red and black stripes at the gap of six inches. The embroidery is done on the stripes of red and black colour.

Motifs include geometrical patterns, buffalo horns, Sun moon, stars, flowers, snakes and rabbits.

Tanjore paintings are characterized by rich and vivid colours, glittering gold foils, overlsid on delicate Gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces.

Tanjore paintings have been influenced by Deccani, Vijayanagar and Maratha styles of painting. Subject matters include Hindu Gods, goddesses and saints and episodes from Hindu religious texts. Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done on wooden planks.


Famous Handicrafts of Telangana

The craftsman of Telangana are highly skilled in their art. Telangana crafts include dhokra craft, Bidri craft, Nirmal artworks, Cheriyal paintings, Banjara needlecraft, pearls and brassware.


Famous Handicrafts of Tripura

Crafts of Tripura speak with charming simplicity and grace. Imagination and creativity find expression in the hands of skilled artisans of the state.

Intricately designed handlooms and silk, cane and bamboo works are the main forms of art and craft industries.

A wide variety of items are made from cane and bamboo like table mats, floor mats, room dividers, decorated wall panels, furniture, lampshades etc.


Famous Handicrafts of Uttar Pradesh

The highly skilled craftsmanship of Uttar Pradesh is known all over the world.

A state that has seen the rise and fall of dynasty for centuries, it has made its own innumerable crafts and arts borrowing influences from myriad sources.

From its exquisite zardozi embroidery to the delicacy of chikan work, its exotic stone work to beautiful Banarasi silk sarees, Uttar Pradesh has contributed immensely to India’s handicraft repertoire. Different parts of state are known for different handicrafts.

The sarees and made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate designs this is worn in special occasions due to its lavishness.


Famous Handicrafts of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand also known as Devbhoomi is rich in cultural heritage which has been kept alive through the arts and crafts of Uttarakhand.

Handicrafts of Uttarakhand are known for wooden handicrafts, wood craft, copper utensils jewellery making and wood carving.

The wood carving tradition of Uttarakhand is an integral part of the hill society and is also known as Likhai. The carving is done in the form of stylized plants and geometric motifs into a single window and door.

The borders of the door sometimes have up to fourteen rows of carvings- swans, parrots, lotus, creepers etc. The panels are carved separately and joined together after the carving is completed.


Famous Handicrafts of West Bengal

The eastern Indian state West Bengal is home to a variety of handicrafts that are not only aesthetically appealing but also representative of local history and culture. The crafts of West Bengal include Terracotta, Madur, bell metal, Shola and Dashavatar cards.


Famous Handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir

On 31 October 2019 Jammu and Kashmir has been declared as Union Territory and as this post is published in 2020 J&K cannot be counted as state. But its art speaks and this list cannot be completed if crafts of J&K are not included.

Srinagar, Ganderbal, and Budgam are best known for its cultural heritage and handicrafts since ages. People of Kashmir learnt Namda or rug weaving in the 11th century when Mughal emperor Akbar ordered for a suitable covering floor for his horse. Apart from carpets rugs Pashmina shawls, Papier mache, silverware and woodworks and the famous products.


I hope this article helped you to know that India is so rich is handicrafts and art. Do you know the world’s most expensive saree (Kancheepuram Silk Saree) was sold for  Rs 39,31,627 . There are many surprising facts about Indian handicrafts that will blow your mind.

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