India as a country has been known as the land of exotic art and culture, traditions and values. Handicrafts have been an inherent part of the Indian culture. When it comes to the Indian craftsmen, they are renowned for their creative craftsmanship the world over. This is because they sculpt stunning handicrafts out of every type of material that are available to them. These materials can range from wood, stones, semi-precious stones, metal etc. to name a few. Majority of the popular handicraft manufacturing centres are located in Tamil Nadu, Saharanpur, Kashmir and Karnataka. Some of the most famous Indian handicrafts are statues of Indian gods and goddesses. These statues became an instant hit in almost all the cultures of the world.
In simpler words, handicrafts are nothing but decorative items crafted by the hands of proficient craftsmen. This is what makes every single piece of handicraft unique. A master craftsman carves a piece for creating items with simple hand tools for producing masterpieces of unique patterns, shapes, and textures. These can be anything from wooden gifts to handcrafted jewellery, decorative items, exquisite crafts, beads, furniture or utensils, Indian handicrafts have them all.
Indian handicrafts have a wide variety range which can be carved from simple materials to complex ones. One can easily find handicrafts in most of the Indian households. Master craftsmen carve unique patterns and enhance their loveliness by adorning them with jewels that are equally beautiful. They also do ornamental work of metal or pearl.
Hand carved and ethically sourced, eco friendly Indian handicraft artefacts like Wooden figurines, Jewellery boxes are perfect as a 5th anniversary gift and are amongst the most famous of Indian handicrafts. These artefacts are eye catching and very desirable items. They are durable, beautifully carved and decorated, are among the best selling items for decorating one’s home. The wooden handicrafts are carved very distinctively. These are not only for decoration purposes, but also have a practical value. One is spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing from a wide variety of designs.
Rajasthan is world famous for renowned for its handicraft items. These include the marble marvels and pottery items. These are always in huge demand. These are used for enhancing the beauty of one’s home as well as add a look of luxury. There are several types of stone handicrafts that range from sculptures to traditional idols to decorative pieces to hyper-realist birds like wooden hand carved dancing peacock to big statues.
Indian handicrafts are also made from gold and silver. They are mostly preferred by the fashion elitists of the world. The cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow are the main handicraft centres for purchasing the aforementioned kind of typical Indian jewellery. Each and every Indian state is famous for its very own typical style of jewellery. The states in the East are more preferred for their beaded jewellery while the western states are a go to for the mirror and stone jewellery artworks. The southern states are famous for their graceful temple jewellery while the northern states for their intricate and exotic designs and carvings.