Discovering India through 7 Beautiful Handicrafts
1. The vibrant paintings of Madhubani, Bihar
Madhubani is an art of painting stemming in the eponymous town in Bihar! Few people are aware of the fact that this art was used against deforestation in 2012 when the artists created colorful masterpieces on tree trunks which resulted in saving all the painted trees and not a single one of them was cut.
2. Chickan work of Lucknow
Also known as ‘kadhai’ work, Chikankari of Lucknow has many admirers and you can easily get clothes with chickan work at about half the price in Lucknow than other places. Apart from this, you can also dig into the lip smacking, country-famous street food of Lucknow to get recharged for more bargaining and shopping.
3. Kanchipuram silk work
One of the most well-known and sought after silk saris in India, the Kanchipuram varient has carved out a niche for itself thanks to impeccable workmanship and alluring shimmer.
4. Mirror work of Bhuj and Kutch
The unique art of sewing tiny mirror pieces into anything that can be worn or used for decoration is quite popular in the villages of Gujarat. Drop by to take a look at gorgeous lehengas studded with numerous tiny mirror pieces.
5. Embroidery of Nagaland
The Diezephe Craft village in Dimapur district is home to a very unique art of handicraft- bamboo basketry. From intricate tribal warrior scarfs to exquisite pieces of bamboo baskets crafted meticulously with painstaking attention to detail, making the objects a culture collector’s dream.
6. Pashmina shawls of Kashmir
The Changthang region is located in Ladakh in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. There is a small community of people known as the Changpa tribe who are traditional producers of the world famous pashmina wool. A fine type of cashmere wool, pashmina is in high demand for its texture and warmth qualities.
7. Marble work in Agra
The exotic marble stone craft of Agra is quite popular among tourists and natives alike. The process that goes into making this is intricate and takes years to perfect.