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...

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...

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...
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