India is a country renowned for its art and culture after agricultural activities. Skillful hands knowing such popular art is indeed a true heritage and treasure for the country. India has witnessed many appreciations in the art niche depicted by the monuments like Taj Mahal, Ajanta caves, Akshardham, popular temples of South India and many more. So, there is nothing new in saying the fact that India's heritage treasures excellent artisans and craftsmen. Our designs, patterns and bold use of colors not just lures the viewer but also is remarkably appreciated for the hard work of crafting and designing.
In fact all states of India signatures its own style and form of art to establish a gamut of Indian art. That has been the passion and abundance behind remarkable and successful status of a hugely popular handcrafts industry, which persistently contributes to the national economy. And also continues to make India World's major exporter and supplier of handcrafts to the Global market.
So eventually there has been a noticeable expansion in the growth of Indian handcrafts industry. Today the passion is not just limited to the country itself but could also be seen abroad. Hence, the same has generated employment opportunities for both domestic and foreign economies.
Zari work, pottery, carpets, cloth printing, terracotta show pieces, wall hangings, various embroideries patterns like phulkari, kashmiri kadai, bandhej, glass work, etc. are some of the popular Indian arts which are famous worldwide and bought as a symbol of relishing the royal Indian tradition. The most popular state for Indian crafts is Rajasthan, renowned for its royal empire and craftsmen. Crafts pieces like mirror, embroidery and puppetry making is very popular. Demand for these handcrafts automatically increases during festival season like Diwali and Holi or during any traditional occasions.
Popular Crafts of India today are:-
1. Indian Textiles The meaning of textile is a woven cloth and Indian textiles are worldwide famous for its pure quality, carved patterns and designs, durability, texture and comfort. Cotton and Silk are the most popular cloths preferred for textile purpose.
2. Zardozi As mentioned foremost India's variety of embroideries are very popular worldwide, amongst those is Zardozi karai- amalgamation of two different words- zari which means gold and dozi is the synonym for the embroidery.
3. Chikan Kadai This is another special embroidery art form, specialty of Uttar Pradesh again known for its minutely carved pattern of designs. This work is generally done on cotton, georgette and chiffon.
4. Pattachitra kala It is one of the famous art forms of India. It means cloth painting. It is a famous art form of Odisha, and preferred for making beautiful paintings and also carved on sarees. The similar art is also prevalent in the West Bengal, especially in the Odisha border villages.