Indian handicrafts goes back to almost 5000 years from now. India’s rich cultural heritage and centuries of evolutionary tradition is manifested by the huge variety of handicrafts made all over the country. Handicrafts are a mirror of the cultural identity of the ethnic people who make it. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities. Through the ages, handicrafts made in India like the Kashmiri woollen carpets, Rajasthan Meenakari Gold leaf Paintings, Chhattisgarh Dhokra Wall Art, Tamil Nadu Tanjore painting etc have maintained their exclusiveness. The Indian handicrafts carry the magnetic appeal of the Indian culture that promises exclusivity, beauty, dignity and style.
Below is the map of Indian handicrafts, beautifully encompassing the craft and art of different states and region.