A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by one’s hand. India has always been a place which is known for its intricate artworks and various art style which has made a unique significance all around the globe.
Handicrafts are basically products made with hand tools and requires physical labour. Handicrafts can be an object of a decorative piece or a product serving a purpose. Handcrafts are the ideas that were once born or, are born in the minds of a craftsman who put their imagination or their ideas into the aspect of the real world. From time immemorial, the handicrafts in India have been loved and respected worldwide and have left everyone awestruck. Blessed with an affluent cultural heritage that’s reflected within the intricacy of its handicrafts, India is surely a true blue shopper’s paradise.
Theme-based craft is a comprehensive, well-organized backline master of fascinating, supported the following in style five choose themes – Needle Work, tribal Crafts, fiber And Eco friendly Crafts, Fashion Accessories and festal Decorations providing in-depth info regarding the craft, products, sellers and awarded master craft persons in these particular crafts.
Handicrafts has been a major aspect of India to be recognized all across the globe. As India has been under a lot of rules and dynasties, each has its own impact on the significance of Indian handicrafts. One, when moves from state to state can see a variation in the craftwork, design, colour schemes, texture marking its own unique significance.
A handcraft product can originate from years of practice of craftsmanship that has been passed into the family for generations or a product that recently drew attention of people.
Different region in India are marked by their unique art and craft for example, Madhubani painting of Uttar Pradesh has its own unique significance. The color used there are usually bright (like yellow, orange blue, etc) and this art can be easily distinguished from other art of India.
Arunachal Pradesh is known for its bamboo items and cane bamboo which is used in making cane belts,baskets, mats, ornaments, head gear, etc. The bamboo products of Arunachal are known widely all across India and even outside.
Tamil Nadu is famous for terracotta dolls which is made up of baked earthen clay and is famous all across India. They can be glazed or unglazed depending upon the artists and their preference to the figurines. The figurines are made with clay and are baked at a very high temperature so that the figurines are solid and they don’t break easily. Later on they are decorated and painted in the most beautiful manner.
India has always had a very unique art and craftsmanship over the years. Even a lot of writers like Sarojini Naidu have explained about the intricacies of Indian art during that time and it has been followed till now, in the form of ancestral heirloom.
Recognising the intricate structure of craftsmanship in the country, even the government of India gives these craftsmen plethora of opportunities so as to not only get recognised but also a source of livelihood and a sense of pride of keeping their values and traditions of their artistic ability going. The government of India has also set up a board which promotes various handicrafts, majorly textiles, which is under the ministry of Textiles which deals with all these plethora of opportunities for the people trying to keep their traditions ongoing and giving us a vivid idea of the richness of India back in those days and now. The government organises various fair and exhibitions where one can showcase their art and talent and display their products.
Shoppingsquare recognizing the potential that the regional handicrafts holds, has introduced an even where one can participate and get featured in their website and all they have to do is create some of their own authentic Indian designs. Anyone can submit their designs and handcrafts items and can create their identity in the region. Click here to submit.
Here is a list of different types of Indian Handicrafts for you:
Clay and pottery handicrafts
Cane and Bamboo Handicrafts
Bone and Horn Handicrafts
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