Crafts of India- The Voyage of Indian HandicraftsPayal Sisodia
We celebrate Indian handicrafts week to give importance to the talented artisans all around the nation
India’s rich cultural heritage and traditional diversity. Are reflected by a wide variety of handicrafts made by artisans from all over our country. The findings from the ancient civilizations in our country. Suggest that Indian handicraft history dates back to almost 5000 years from now. The Indian handicrafts have evolved with the passage of time-based on the needs of the people, changing trends and religious values. In ancient times, these handicrafts were exported. The silk route to countries like Europe, Africa, West Asia and even today, they are incredibly popular among foreign tourists.
The traditional Indian handicrafts have stood the test of time. And are still regarded as one of the most intricate art forms in the history of the world. Thousands of local artists work hard day and night to create exquisite pieces of crafts. These handicrafts are elegant looking and are preferred by the people. To decorate their houses, or these make excellent gifting options for your loved ones.
Indian Metal Work
The origin of art on metallic objects goes back to 5000 years now. In ancient times. The metal sculptors used various metals like silver, iron copper and alloys like bronze. To make pans, mythological figures, animals, drummers, pots, etc. This metalwork can be seen in different parts of our country.
Indian Wooden Work
Woodwork is a popular handicraft in India and the international market. Handmade furniture with exquisite. Detailing and high-quality raw materials are gaining huge popularity among people. You can also see wooden work on home décor items.
Indian Brass Work
Brass is composed of copper and zinc, whereas bronze is made up of copper and tin. Sometimes with other elements such as phosphorus or aluminum added in. Brass is believed to have been used since around 500BC, mostly for decorative purposes.
Indian Glass Work
Glass art refers to individual works of art that are substantially or wholly made of glass. It ranges in size from monumental works and installation pieces to wall hangings and windows. To works of art made in studios and factories, including glass jewelry and tableware.
Indian Dhokra Art Work
The origins of Dhokra art dates back to 4000 BC when a metal sculptor. The Mohenjo-Daro civilization created a unique sculpture of a dancing girl. This marked the discovery of one of the oldest methods of non-ferrous metal casting technique known to humankind. This art form’s roots have spread to various states on the eastern coast of India. Including the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha since then. The talented craftsmen use lost wax techniques to create marvellous brassware artefacts. Usually, the miniature figurines of animals, mythical characters, tribal people, drummers, etc. Are created using Dhokra art. The name “Dhokra” has its origins in Dhokra Damar Tribes, known for their excellent metalwork. Nowadays, Dhokra art can be seen in home décor items including vases, pots, wall hangings, etc.
Indian Mysore Rosewood Work
Mysore is famous all over the world for its beautiful and elegant rosewood inlay work. You will find the inlay work in the furniture including dining table, sofa sets, coffee tables, side tables, and other furniture items. There are excellent pieces of wall décor and home décor. Items made by Mysore rosewood which will enhance the aesthetics of your house. Thousands of people in Mysore are involved in the rosewood inlay work..
Kashmir Wood Carving
Kashmiri wood carving has gained immense popularity among foreign tourists over the last decades. The walnut wood has an aesthetic appeal and thus people often. Buy the wooden carved items to decorate their homes and offices. Various items ranging from furniture. To accessories to vases, boxes, trays, etc are made out of Kashmiri walnut wood. Walnut wood is quite expensive and the carving requires a lot of hard work and dedication.
Indian paintings can be seen in India since the ancient stone age. Since then, it has evolved greatly, being influenced by western culture and styles. Initially, they were made for religious purposes but with time. They have grown into becoming a great piece of wall décor, and home décor. There are a wide variety of Indian paintings in the market today that will leave you amazed with their unique designs.
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