Cottage Industry is the leading rural money spinner of West Bengal. Major handicrafts that make up the cottage industry in the state are Terracotta, Dhokra, Sholapith, Cane & bamboo, Textile etc. Brass and Bell Metal Metal craft is an ancient occupation handed down to generations of artisans since decades. VariousRead More →

Punjab is known as a land of green and swaying fields, happiness, self-sufficiency and satisfaction. It is the 15th largest state, area-wise in the republic of India. It is home to Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs who live in harmony and are in perfect sync with each other in terms of lifestyleRead More →

Cane and Bamboo   In the state of Manipur, bamboo is grown in abundance at Jiribam, Churachandpur, Imphal and Tamenglong districts. Owing to this abundance of bamboo in the state, Manipur is the second largest producer of bamboo products, after Tripura. Some of the products of bamboo made in theRead More →

Coconut Shell Craft Owing to the abundance of coconuts in Kerala, coconut shell craft is very popular and in demand in the state of Kerala. Calicut district is the primary hub for coconut shell craft. The most common products from coconut shell are flower vases, snuff boxes, cups, nut boxes,Read More →

From the ancient times when wood was used as the material for carving sculptures, artisans from Karnataka have been adept at all kinds of woodwork including carving, inlay, painting, lacquering etc. The world famous wooden toys from Channapatna and Kinhal, both quaint little towns in the state, are ample evidenceRead More →

Jharkhand, the ‘land of forests’ rich in flora and fauna, was formed out of Bihar in the year 2000. A number of rivers flow into the state and it is the richest state in mineral deposits. Arts and crafts form a significant part of the cultural lineage of Jharkhand. ExcavationsRead More →

The craftsmen and artisans of Jammu and Kashmir are naturally skilled and their products find a wide market worldwide. Woodcraft and lacquerware The wood used from the forests is finely crafted to make lattice screens and partitions to enclose doors and windows. Centre tables, folding tables, dining table sets, flowerRead More →

The snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, exotic peaks and gushing streams have made Himachal Pradesh famous as a sought after tourist place while the traditional crafts made by skilled artisans and craftsmen have ensured that their products find a worldwide market. Some of the traditional crafts of Himachal Pradesh areRead More →

Haryana with its vibrant culture has a plethora of crafts created by skilled artisans. Some of them are described below. Dolls and Toys Images of Gods and Goddesses in costumes and jewellery, dolls depicting village scenes and brightly coloured wooden toys are skilfully made by the craftsmen of Haryana. JewelleryRead More →

Rustic yet popular Gujarati arts were originally created by the predecessors for household utilities and eventually got acclaimed at a global level. Today, traditional craft in Gujarat is a big industry which, besides being a global pride, is a source of income to many local inhabitants. Some of the mostRead More →

Goa is the smallest state area wise and is located in the Konkan region of India. According to legends, the land of Goa is said to have been created by Parashurama, the avatar of Lord Vishnu by shooting an arrow from the Sahyadri hill ranges into the Arabian Sea. BeingRead More →

The tribes of Chhatisgarh practice many crafts and the products of these skilled artisans are gaining in popularity all over the world today. Some of the crafts are described below.  Wood Carving The skilled craftsmen use different kinds of wood like teak, shisham, dhudi, kikar and sal to carve woodenRead More →

Bihar has a rich history and in ancient times it was a great religious centre for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. Great Empires like the Mauryas, Magadhas, Palas and the Mughals left an indelible mark on the culture and tradition of the country. The beautifully crafted handicrafts made by their skilledRead More →

Weaving Weaving and embroidery is an integral part of Assamese crafts. The most popular Assamese traditional garment is the Mekhela – Chadar, the two-piece ladies apparel with beautifully designed borders. There are three types of silk produced in Assam in the town of Sualkuchi in Guwahati known as Muga Silk,Read More →

Bamboo and Cane Craft Owing to the abundance of cane and bamboo in Arunachal Pradesh, it is very famous for these products. Some of the articles made from cane and bamboo are smoking pipes, basket mats, cane belts, jewellery etc. The tribal population of the state also uses the bambooRead More →

Andhra Pradesh is one of the states of India with the North Western portion of the state bifurcated to form the new state of Telangana. Hyderabad was decreed as the capital for both the states until a new capital could be selected for the Andhra region. It borders Chhatisgarh inRead More →

The government of Odisha is popularizing this art through International Sand Art Festivals held each year on the Chandrabaga Beach at Konark.Read More →