Craft Fairs in India

All India Craft Fair: The All India Craft Fair is organised jointly by the Department of Culture and the Zonal Cultural Centres, as part of the Republic Day Celebrations. The Craft Fair provides an opportunity to witness authentic folk arts and handicrafts from...

Metalwork in India

Both the literature and the metal images excavated by archaeologists establish the fact that the art of bronze casting has been continuously practised in India for more than five millennia. The Indian metal smith is known for various methods of metal-working and has...

Indian Jewellery

Jewellery has been part of the Indian civilization since ancient times. Ornaments made of gold, silver, copper, ivory, pottery and beads have been discovered in civilizations as ancient as the Harappa and Mohenjodaro. The Indus valley goldsmith knew how to make moulds...

Clay Crafts of India

Clay craft is probably one of the earliest creations of man. The discovery of the remnants of clay crafts at the Neolithic site of Mehrgarh (now in Pakistan) points to the existence of Clay pottery as a highly skilled art form as early as 6000 B.C. The typical grey...

Indian Textiles

The discovery of several spindles and a piece of cotton stuck to a silver vase revealed that spinning and weaving of cotton was known to the Harappans nearly five million years ago. References to weaving are found in the Vedic literature on the method of spinning and...

Fabric Painting and Weaving

Different techniques of fabric painting and weaving  are practised in India. Some of the important ones are outlined below. Bandhani or Tie and Dye : It is a sophisticated method of tie and dye used for decorating the cloth.  It is an ancient art practiced in many...
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