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Long back foreign invaders didn't call India the Golden Bird for nothing. Afterall, India is the land of ethnicity and rich cultural heritage. Be it any art of this country, there is an ethereal beauty in its soil, people and creations which leaves everyone in awe. Since ancient times, India has attracted people from all over the world because of its natural biodiversity, diverse art forms, culture, cuisines and not to forget its handicrafts.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Every region and village of India has something unique to offer when it comes to hand crafted products and these products say a lot about the customs, lifestyle and culture of people residing in that part. The fascination for Indian handicrafts is obvious among people both nationals and tourists who visit India. Be it traditional jewellery, antique furniture, artistic and unusual pottery, exquisite stone, metal and marble craft, or authentic textile weaved in handlooms, India has a lot to offer.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
The intricacy and dexterity found in handicrafts of India ups their value in the Indian and International market. Not only are these hand crafted products are hit in the local market but handicrafts exported to other countries counts for a major source of expenditure or local craftsmen and artisans. For most craftsmen and artisans, creating handmade products is a source of livelihood as handicraft manufacturing makes up a large section of the cottage industry in India.
Furthermore, it is also a flourishing business for handicraft exporters who make large profits by merchandizing the local handicrafts in International markets. Places like Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Banaras, Mysore, Kerala, Bengal, Bihar and all the North Eastern states are considered the hub of Indian handicraft items.
Mentioning a few famous handcrafted products would be unjust to the others. Those who are connoisseurs of metal crafts, India has a lot to offer in metals like bras, copper, silver, gold and enameled. Be it antique jewellery or figurines, utensils or showpieces with fine engravings, metal craft in India will leave you mesmerized.
Wooden crafts found in India are equally exquisite. The nature of intricate engraving and polishing done on wooden handicraft items is a delight for any household or establishment. The same lavish style can be seen in the sculptures and decoratives carved out of stone like marbles, granite, red-stone and the likes. Indian art is also apparent in the textiles weaved in different states which would could easily pass for heirlooms.