Handicrafts of India; The land of colors

India is a tempting place to shop, a land full of cheerful and vibrant colors with beautiful and unique handicrafts that exude elegance, beauty and love in each one of them. In India and in every region of this country, there are special handicrafts that have been handed down from generation to generation and reached here. These handicrafts are made without the intervention of any machine and only by the capable hands of Indians and have been popular in this country since ancient times.

The rich and multi-layered culture of India has a religious background. The fact is that there is no single culture under the title of Indian culture, rather it should be said that different cultures are connected by single religious disciplines. India's cultural heritage can be seen in its poetry and literature, its music (both classical and modern), its films, and the folk and traditional dances of the Indian people. The same thing has also appeared in handicrafts.

Beautiful handicrafts of India


Pottery is a clear example of elegance and artistry in ancient artifacts. The tradition of making pottery by hand has been common in India for many years and still exists today. Various cities in India produce these beautiful potteries in various colors and designs.

Pashmina shawls and scarves:

Pashmina is a type of woolen fabric; actually, this fabric is made from high quality cashmere fluff. Indian women do all the stages of weaving the shawl from spinning, weaving, designing and finishing the work manually. Beautiful shawls with charming colors that steal the sparkle from your eyes. These soft shawls can keep your head and neck warm. The main center of pashmina fabric production is the old region of Sinagar. The approximate time taken to produce a pashmina is about 180 hours, which shows the great effort that Indian women put into making these shawls.

Sari fabric texture:

Saree weaving is one of the handicrafts that is common all over the country from Kashmir in the north to Kerala in the south and from Manipur in the east to Maharashtra in the west. This product has a special feature in each region. The city of Banaras has a long-standing reputation in this field, and the use of very fine gold and silver threads in the fabric of the sari shows the exceptional skill of the weavers of this city.

Wooden products:

The presence of wood and wooden products in home decoration can be relaxing and radiate positive energy. Most of the northern states of India have wooden handicrafts. For example, Punjab is very famous for making wooden furniture. In Kashmir, you can see handicrafts made from the walnut tree. In addition, many masks, doors, frames and wooden sculptures are made in India. The forest of sandalwood is very abundant in India, and for this reason, Indians use this wood to make many handicrafts.

Hemp products:

Handicrafts made by hemp are very popular in the world. Various items such as bags, shoes, wall decorations, ornaments, etc. are all made of hemp and are very beautiful. In most of their trips, tourists visit the booths and exhibition of handicrafts made of hemp and buy products as souvenirs.



This industry, which is called Sadli in India, has been going on for more than 300 years, and it was taught by the Iranians and was the monopoly of some Persian artisans, but gradually the Hindus also learned its secrets. Khatamsazi is mostly used to decorate the palaces, and the doors of the old palace in Noor Bar near Jaipur were decorated using this art. The manufacturing method is in accordance with the Iranian sealers work today in Isfahan and Shiraz. The main raw materials include plain or painted ivory. There are different types of wood, including wood, betel nut and jujube, tin sheet and silver or brass wire.


In this technique, gold and silver threads are used as thick as a hair and they are used in the wefting stage of the fabric. These fabrics are very shiny and beautiful and their weight is high. These fabrics are used for clothes, curtains or sofa covers. This type of texture is mostly done on silk fabrics, which are imported from other countries, and Indians decorate these fabrics by producing gold and silver threads. The city of Varanasi in northeastern India is famous for weaving zari cloth using gold threads.

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  Date : March 25 2023
  Last Update : April 3 2023