November 18, 2017
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Indian Handicrafts

Stonework

Stonework carving, is the ancient art of cutting natural rough rocks or stones into utility and decorative items. The end products are permanent and are least affected by forces of nature. Thousands of year old remains of rock cut artifacts have been excavated by the historians and archeologists depicting the existence of this art form from time unknown. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Metalware

The Metalware art is the art of creating a piece of utility or artistic item by the use of various metals. Though, iron in its various forms, cast iron, wrought iron, steel, etc. is the most commonly used metal for utility products, Aluminum, copper and tin are not far behind. The metal Gold occupies a very special place in the world of metallurgy and has been in use traditionally due to its availability in the pure form. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Cane and Bamboo

Extensive use of wood over the ages for furniture and other products has challenged the environment more than ever before. It also depends on population of trees and forests. This increasing need for wood has been beautifully supplemented by cane and bamboo. Cane and bamboo can also be converted into strong and unique furniture, which are very popular now. It is also used on Jewellery, bags handbags, and Furniture are the other popular items of this craft. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Jewelery

Jewellery or jewelry Work is a form of personal adornment such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. With some exception such as medical alert bracelets or military dog tags, Jewellery normally differs from other items of personal adornment in that it has no other purpose than to look appealing, but humans have been producing and wearing it for a long time with 100000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known Jewellery Designs. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Leather Crafting

Leather Handicrafting or Leathercraft is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping techniques, coloring techniques or both. Leather stamping work involves the use of shaped implements (stamps) to create an imprint onto a leather surface, often by striking the stamps with a mallet. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Pottery

Pottery Hand Art is the material from which the potteryware is made, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called “potteries”. Pottery also refers to the art or craft of the potter or the manufacture of pottery. It is a very old and traditional rural Indian Handicraft. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Embroidery

Embroidery art is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread. Embroidery art may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. A characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches of the earliest work—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.
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Indian Handicrafts

Woodwork

A WoodWork HandiCraft is the process of building, making or carving something using wood. Historically, woodworkers relied upon the woods native to their region, until transportation and trade innovations made more exotic woods available to the craftsman. Woods can be sorted into three basic types – hardwoods typified by tight grain and derived from broadleaf trees, softwoods from coniferous trees, and man-made materials such as plywood and MDF. [… More info …]

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Indian Handicrafts

Carpets

Carpet Handicraft is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of “pile” attached to a backing. The Indian Carpets are well known for their designs with attention to detail and presentation of realistic attributes. The Carpets industry in India flourished more in its northern part with major centers found in Kashmir, Jaipur, Agra and Bhadohi City. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Bihu

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam religon related to the festival of Bihu.This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps,and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colorful Assamese clothing and perform the bihu dance. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Garba

Garba is an Indian form of dance that originated in the Gujarat region. The name garba comes from the Sanskrit term Garbha (womb) and Deep (a small earthenware lamp). Many traditional garbas are performed around a central lit lamp or picture or statues of different avatars of Goddess Shakti. The circular and spiral figures of Garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as those of Sufi culture. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Bhangra

Bhangra in Punjabi (Gurmukhi) is a form of south-asian music and dance highly influenced by the culture and language of Punjab Region. Bhangra also refers to a folk dance. Bhangra dance began as a folk dance conducted by Punjabi farmers in 11th century to celebrate the coming of the harvest season. The specific moves of bhangra reflect the manner in which villagers farmed their land. [… More info …]

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