Indian Handicrafts

  • By Shefali Ahuja
  • •  Feb 11, 2019

The traditions and culture of a place are represented by its Handicraft items. It tells the tales of its kings and queens and its cultural heritage.The history of Indian Handicrafts dates back almost 5000 years back from now. The traditional crafts of India have grown around the needs of common and elite people, and also around religious values. The foreign and domestic trades have also played an important role in shaping the Handicrafts of India. The Handicrafts of India were also one of the major factors to attract the East India Company. The major reason behind the flourishing of Indian Handicrafts is the open-mindedness of the Indian artisans to accept and work on new ideas.
The Indus Valley civilization had a rich craft tradition and a high degree of excellence in pottery, sculpture, jewellery and weaving. As time passes the skills are passed from generation to generation. The Harappan craftsmen encouraged the trade to the outside world as well as traded material in the local market. The Vedic age (1500 B.C.), also had crafts similar to the Indus Valley civilization. The crafts like pottery and weaving were popular in the Vedic age as well.
The people in Mirzapur are trying to keep the art of weaving alive through handwoven carpets alive. Explore the handmade woollen carpets and cotton carpets from Mirzapur are available at
The people of the Mauryan period were a fan of sculptures. Numerous stupas were built during this period in India. The extremely beautiful Sanchi stupa was built during this period. There were many sculptures in Amravati, Vaishali, Mathura, and Sanchi adorned with a beautiful display of Jewellery which inspired the jewellery making.
The art of making beautiful Jewellery is still alive and is very much in trend. Explore the range of exquisite jewellery at and find pieces with antique designs.
During the Kushan period sculpture, textile making, jewellery, leather products, and metal works flourished. The Gupta age experienced a great advancement in the field of Handicrafts. The murals at Ajanta and Elora caves speak for themselves. The contribution of The Vijayanagar Empire and the cholas, from the Medieval period, in the field of bronze sculptures, jewellery, temple carving and silk weaving is unparalleled.
The art and craft flourished like never before in the Mughal period. The Mughals brought a very rich heritage with them. They introduced the techniques of engraving, enamelling, brocades and marble Inlay work.
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The Handicrafts industry of India has a lot to offer and at Habereindia we try to bring the best of every city and state of the country to you. Fall more in love with Handicrafts with Habereindia.

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