Woodwork in India

India boasts a luxuriant range in wood and the wood works. The Kashmiri wooden architecture, made from walnut and deodar wood, has flourished from the 11th century A.D. The lattice-work called acche-dar and azli pinjra and the khatamband are famous. The Gujarat...

Toys of India

India has a glorious tradition in toys. The excavations from Harappa and Mohenjodaro have thrown up a magnificent profusion of clay toys. A large variety of materials are used for the manufacture of toys and dolls. Red wood, cow dung, papier-mache, paper and clay are...

Stonework in India

In India, stone monuments, sculpture and carvings are fairly common. These are magnificent structures of sublime beauty and grandeur reflecting perfect symphony between their architecture and sculpture. Beautiful specimens of stone carving can be found in the temple...

Basketry and Cane Articles

Basketry and mat weaving is one of the very oldest of man’s creations done by joining grass with grass and interlacing leaves, with the minimum of tools. In India, the grass mat was used for religious purposes like sitting down to pray, meditate or offer...

Papier Mache, Shell and Lac Products

India’s Unique Cultural Heritage National Symbols of India National Flag of India State Emblem of India National Anthem of India National Song of India National Calendar of India National Animal of India National Bird of India National Flower of India National Fruit...
Translate »