Indian Handicrafts

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The tradition and culture of a particular place is reflected by its handicrafts items. It carries tales of ancient times of the kings and queens, and tells stories of its heritage. Wooden handicrafts like carved figures, painted figure, chess board, animal figure and other Indian Handicraft Items of wood are designed aesthetically by the skilled craftsman. If you take a closer look at these wooden handicraft items, they represent the spirit of Indian Craftsmanship in true spirits along with style and beauty. They are widely used as gift articles due to their attractive looks. Today, handicraft is flourishing in the Indian industry because of its rich cultural heritage and diversity. Indian handicraft items ranges from wooden stone, papier mache, metal, glass, bamboo, cane, clay, terracotta ceramics, and textiles. Majority of its production is exported to different countries; the most popular items in Indian handicrafts are brass ware, pen holder, vases, candle stand, Christmas items, ceramic pots, papier mache and other products of paper. Different states of India like north eastern Manipur, Tripura, Northern States of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kashmir or the southern part, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala are popular for its handicraft collection. Each States offers a wide range of handicrafts, with its own identity. These handicraft items represent quality craftsmanship. Metal handicrafts metals like iron, silver, gold, white metal, sand stones and semi-precious stones which are embossed and etched with beautiful designs. From time to time handicraft trades and exhibitions are organized for handicraft lovers all over the world. India is one of the major suppliers of handicrafts to the global market. Highly labor intensive, and basically cottage based, the industry is more widespread in the rural and urban areas. The industry provides a livelihood for more than 6 million artisans including a big share of women artisans, and people from the weaker sections of the...
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