Glasswork in India

Although the Egyptian and Mesopotamian regions had glassmakers even in the third millennium B.C., it seems that glass did not exist during the Harappan civilization despite its vibrant trading links with Mesopotamia . There is evidence of elegant glass beads from the...

Leatherwork in India

This is an old hereditary craft with a wide prevalence in the rural areas of India. Leather tanning as an art form reached its zenith in India by 3000 B.C. The earliest skins used were those of tigers and deer. Mats made out of the animal skins were used by rishis and...

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...
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