FAQ Indian Handicrafts Gift Items

  1. What are the different types of Indian handicrafts?

    The Indian culture varies like its vast geography. People speak in different languages, dress differently, follow different religions, eat different food, so though variations in hand crafts creation can be seen.
    Different regions, reflect variations on the theme of handicrafts as there are crafters with time on their hands.
    Few famous type of Indian handicrafts are mentioned below:

    • Textiles
      Appliqué, Crocheting, Embroidery, Felt-making, Knitting, Lace-making, Macramé, Quilting, Tapestry art, Weaving.
    • Woodcraft
      Wood-carving, Wood-turning, Cabinet making, Furniture making, lacquerware.
    • Metal Crafts
      Chemical milling, Enamel, Engraving, Etching, Jewellery, Goldsmith, Silversmith, Bronze and brass ornamental work Ironwork
    • Papercraft
      Paper Modelling, Collage, Decoupage, Origami paper folding, Papier-mâché.
    • BambooCraft
      Handmade items such as baskets, toys, toys, sieves, mats, wall hangings, umbrella handles, crossbows, khorahi, kula, dukula, saddlery, jewelry boxes etc.
    • Pottery and Glass Crafts
      Ceramics (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain), Mosaic Art, Glass Beadmaking, Glass Blowing, Glass Etching
    • Terracotta Crafts
      The Assamese artisans are famous for crafting terracotta handicrafts with soil, mud and clay.Such as dolls, tables, vases, pots and much more.
    • Jewellery
      Involve process like carving, embossing, enamelling. Use of Metal work
    • Other Crafts
      Cane goods, Bone & Horn crafts, Dhokra decorative items, Jute crafts, Shell rock handicrafts, Filigree or Meenakari or Tarakashi, Weaving or Embroidery Handicrafts


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  2. What is the purpose of HANDICRAFTS?

    My country, India is blessed with rich natural resources. These God-given natural wonders are the sources of people’s food, shelter, and other basic needs.

    After some time, people acquired many handcraft skills that enabled them to tinker with nature. They used the raw materials from waste material, trees, plants, and other natural resources that are very abundant and turned them into simple, yet useful & decorative handicraft items.

    Indian handicrafts has always been praised & accepted by many worldwide.

    Few of us may ask, it’s just a decorative item, it don’t fulfill any purpose. But I would say “It Do Has Many Purpose” and few of them are mentioned below:

    • Handicrafts are unique expressions and represent a culture, tradition and heritage of a country
      Depicts nature of people through their creative art & crafts. The artisans are very sensitive for their creation, so though they are very sensitive about their traditions and cultures also. Example “The artisans of India” are the common people carrying out the traditional heritage of their fathers and forefathers.
    • Reuse of waste materials
      Upcycling art has a positive impact on the environment as it contributes to the reuse of waste. Today's society generates an enormous amount of waste. As a result, recycling has become an essential action to protect the environment. So what's better than creating something handmade out of it useful and decorative.
    • It preserves traditional knowledge, talents & creativity of rural woman (in India)
    • Environment friendly
    • Strengthen Economy of any country
    • Handmade will always be touchy compared to machine made
  3. What is HANDICRAFT business?