Crafts of Indian states are innumerable and which have attained commercial proportions not only in India but also abroad. They make excellent souvenirs for tourists and are sold through various handicrafts emporium. Craft making is an ancient tradition in India, which has withstood the test of time, and this tradition has passed on from generation to generation. The Indian craftsmen are adept in manufacturing diverse crafts, which have attracted the attention of connoisseurs of craft all over the world.
Crafts of North Indian States
The Northern Indian states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh are renowned for their exquisite crafts which involve embroidery, pottery -making, carpets -weaving, metal crafts, furniture making and wood carving. Punjab’s durry-weaving and phulkari crafts, shawls of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, wood crafts of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh are some of the different crafts of these portions of India. The crafts of Haryana have never been widely acclaimed and more than artistic showpieces they are utilitarian in nature. The crafts of Himachal Pradesh have a relatively good demand in the market and some of the major crafts of the region include textiles, woodcarvings, carpet making and pottery.
Crafts of South Indian States
The crafts of Karnataka bear testimony to the dexterity, and decorative abilities of the craftsperson. The crafts of the state include woodcarving, ivory carving, ‘kasuti embroidery’, durries, Pottery and ‘Cheennapatna’ toys. Papier mache, stone craft, pottery, woodcraft, embroidery, durries and metal ware are the various crafts of Tamil Nadu. The craftsmen of Andhra Pradesh are engaged in making bidri crafts, embroidery crafts known as ‘banjara needle craft’, ‘Budhithi brassware’, lacquer crafts and others. Kerala produces reputable products of metal crafts, wood crafts, bamboo crafts and ivory crafts. To know more read: