India is a country with rich cultural and traditional heritage and the true essence of India’s culture is portrayed by the very skillful craftsmen. These craftsmen very beautifully and vibrantly portray the mesmerizing beauty of our country through their artworks. Each artwork is uniquely and intricately crafted and has a story behind it. It is impossible for a person to visit India and return without any of these handicraft items.
Here is a list of places where you can find the best handicrafts in India:
Dilli Haat, Delhi
Delhi is not just the capital of India but also the hub for these artisans. Dilli Haat is located in the commercial centre of South Delhi and has numerous stalls exhibiting the art and culture of various states of India.
JK government handloom showroom, Srinagar, Kashmir
Kashmir, is not just the Indian counterpart of Switzerland, but is also a paradise for art lovers. From the pashmina shawls, to rugs and carpets, paper-mache products to wooden carved home décor items, everything is beautifully and uniquely crafted.
Kala Madhyam, Bangalore
Kala Madhyam is famous for traditional arts and artisans from various parts of India. It offers a range of creativity from every corner of the country such as the black pottery of Manipur, rugged beauty of Kutch. The most unique thing of this place is the wall murals, which are nothing less than beautiful.
Janpath is not just a flea market but also the place with large number of boutiques and traditional shops. Most of these stores have been there before independence. These shops offer traditional jewelry, handcrafted shawls, woodencrafts and handloom.
Kripal Kumbh, Jaipur
Jaipur is not just famous for its historical importance but also for blue pottery. One of the most famous creators of blue pottery is Kripal Singh shekhawat. His works can be found all over India. At Kripal Kumbh, you can find beautiful pottery items and even take a class or two on pottery.
Must Art Gallery, Delhi
This gallery is known for tribal artwork. It is the world’s first art gallery dedicated to tribal art from the Gond community. It has a unique assortment of tribal art paintings and sculptures.
Sahranpur, located in Uttar Pradesh is known for wood carved handicrafts.
In Sahranpur, the art of wood carving has been passed on to generations as a tradition. Popular designs include idols of gods and goddesses, mirrors, furniture items, toys for children, tables, cupboards, tables and chairs.
Terracotta works, Assam
Assam, is not only famous for the scenic and untouched beautiful landscapes or the famous tea, but also for terracotta work. Terracotta is a Latin word, meaning, sculptures or statues made of soil.