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Explore the diversity of an incredible country

The India Craft House is a digital platform that seeks to bring forward some of the world’s oldest and most intricate craft forms. We set up this social enterprise to do our bit in helping to preserve, showcase and share the amazing talent of India’s artisans with the world. As a driving objective, we work incessantly to promote the cultural legacy of India that extends across the entire geography of this amazing land.

Andhra Pradesh

There are references to the existence of Andhra Pradesh in Vedic writings, but definitive historical evidence records it from the late 4th century BCE with the Mauryans. Ruled by multiple dynasties through the centuries, including the Deccan Sultanates and the Mughals, the state assimilated multiple influences making for a rich cultural heritage. A plethora of beautiful craft from its shadow puppetry art form popularly known as ‘Tholu Bommalata’ to exquisite Kalamkari art, silver filigree crafting, handloom weaving and much more is beautiful to behold. Some of this is featured here…

Bihar

References to the existence of Bihar are mentioned in religious texts and epics of ancient India. Magadha, the ancient name for a part of the land was the centre of Indian power, learning and culture for about a thousand years. The region was an important political, military and economic centre of Indian civilisation during the ancient and classical periods of Indian history. Bihar stakes claim as the originator of the widely acclaimed Madhubani art form apart from other unique crafts like Sikki grass weaving, Khatwa applique work, wood and stone carving, Sujani embroidery, Manjusa and Tikuli art, as well as other locally practiced craft made from bamboo, cane and more, some of which is featured here…

Chhattisgarh

Picturesque and lush, Chhattisgarh is home to a host of tribal, rustic craft that has been perfected over the years, reflective of the unique simplicity and traditions of its people, visibly represented in beautiful craft forms like Bastar tribal craft, Dhokra metal craft, handloom weaving, and other traditional craft created from Terracotta, Bamboo and more…

Delhi

Delhi has a long history, and has been an important political centre of India for a succession of mighty empires and powerful kingdoms from the Rajputs to the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughals making Delhi one of the longest-serving capitals and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. The capital of art, craft and culture, Delhi has been at the epicenter of evolving historical and cultural influences over the centuries. The ensuing heritage of craft that has been left behind as a legacy, still finds expression in a number of exquisite art and craft forms, encouraged and hailed as an important aspect of the culture and tradition of this historical and beautiful city.

Gujarat

The earliest archaeological traces of ancient Gujarat can be found in the historical relics of the Indus Valley civilization. Gujarat was always an important naval trading post of strategic importance during the Maurya and Gupta periods, and has subsequently seen multiple cultural and historical influences through the centuries including those from the Greeks, the Mughals and the Marathas as well. Incredibly artistic and home to a wide selection of the most amazing and vibrant handcrafted products, Gujarat is a treasure trove of hidden gems. The state prides itself with rare and intricate art forms like Mata-ni-Pachedi, Rogan art, Pithora paintings to the ancient 4000-year-old Ajrakh block printing craft and vibrant Bandhej resist dyeing techniques, fine, lovely Kutch embroidery & applique craft, Sankheda furniture, Sadeli wood carving, rustic copper craft, wooden lacquer craft, unique cutwork leather crafting; exquisite Bhujodi and Patola weaving and so much more! Some of these are featured here…

Himachal Pradesh

Tranquil, breathtakingly beautiful and strategically located on ancient trade routes, the craft heritage of Himachal Pradesh has evolved in many unique ways given the strong cultural and historical influences it has been influenced by, through the centuries. Distinct, diverse and beautifully simple like the resident communities of the land, the craft products are essentially utility based. The Chamba Rumal, Pahadi miniature paintings, Himachal jewelry, stone carving, Pulla footwear, and an extensive wool weaving industry that offers lovely handwoven woolen accessories, especially the famous Kullu shawls and more …

Karnataka

The largest state in southern India endowed with a rich forest cover and a wealth of architectural beauty, Karnataka with its rich cultural heritage offers a plethora of beautiful craft that has evolved over time. These include exquisite wood and stone carving, the exclusive and renowned silver inlaid Bidri craft, sandalwood carving, Channapatna wood craft that fueled a whole toy industry, Lambani tribal craft, silk and handloom weaving, Mysore paintings and so much more! Some of this is featured here…

Kashmir

‘Paradise on Earth’ as this amazing state has been fondly christened, the beauty of Kashmir is believed to have few parallels. The craft of the state is an exquisitely beautiful legacy coming down the centuries as a heady cultural blend of Persian influences and techniques with local skills. Like the land, its people are truly blessed with the talent and ability to create masterpieces of art and craft varying from its world renowned fine Pashmina wool weaving to the most exquisite, intricate embroidery of varying types like Sozni, crewel work & more, the finest hand painted papier-mache artifacts, beautiful walnut wood carving and so much more …

Ladakh

Nestled in the Himalayas, Ladakh, the 'Land of the High Passes' is perhaps one of the most stunning parts of the region, with a rich tradition of crafts exemplifying strong Buddhist and Tibetan influences, given its neighbouring influences as well as its strategic location on the ancient great silk route. Exquisite Thangka paintings, distinctive and bead craft, fine wool weaving, unique wood carvings, carpet weaving and so much more… craftsmanship in the region is truly beautiful to behold. Some of this has been featured here …

Madhya Pradesh

Considered a microcosm of Indian diversity with all that this amazing state has to offer from prehistoric caves to incredible stone carvings, Madhya Pradesh offers a wide and beautiful range of art forms and traditional crafts, each unique in style, concept, theme, form and expression. These include the exquisite fine cloth weaving techniques of Chanderi and Maheshwar, unique Bagh block printing, tribal Gond art, beautiful Zardozi embroidery, Dhokra metal craft, papier-mache folk craft, wood carving and more…

Maharashtra

With historical records that mention the existence of the state in the 4th century BC, the land has seen much mingling of cultures and influences through the centuries. The craft forms of the state are diverse in many ways varying from tribal Warli art to skilled silk weaving with the famous Paithani sarees, traditional handcrafted Kolhapur jewellery worn by the royals of Maratha and Peshwa kingdoms, beaten copperware, Kolhapuri chappals, the famed leather craft of the region, Mashroo and Himroo weaving and more! Some of this has been featured here …

North East Region

An untouched and incredibly beautiful part of the country, the North East region is home to a variety of distinctive art and craft forms originating from the various tribes dotting the geography of the region. From stylized and characteristic weaving of cloth that is representative of the various tribes to Kouna grass weaving, embroidery, bamboo craft, pottery, bead & jewelry crafting and mask making, the art and craft culture of the North-east has a totally unique, rustic and distinctive character about it…

Orissa

Orissa or Odisha finds mention in ancient epics like the ‘Mahabharat’ with a recorded glorious historical and cultural lineage spanning 2000 years. With a large number of tribal communities, the state prides itself on a rich, diverse cultural and craft heritage that has evolved over millennia and is essentially an expression of the folklore, festivals and lifestyle of the communities. The state offers a rich repertoire of art and craft ranging from beautiful Pattachitra art, Ikat cloth weaving, silver filigree craft, Sabai and Khajur grass weaving to Dhokra metal craft, wood & stone carving, applique & patchwork and so much more! A selection from these has been featured here …

Punjab

Punjab that always evokes visions of a happy, vigorous and vibrant people literally translates to ‘land of the five rivers’ in Persian, that formed the primary geographical extent of the Indus Valley Civilisation dating back over 4000 years ago. The land has assimilated and absorbed multiple historical influences over millennia to emerge in its cultural incarnation of present times. Punjab offers a discerning range of craft dominantly led by beautiful Phulkari embroidery, Dhurrie weaving, Terracotta craft, basket weaving, Folk toys and other typical items like Parandis and ‘Juttis’ that is embellished footwear, wood craft and more…

Rajasthan

Perhaps what can be justifiably considered as the most vibrant and culturally alive state in the country, Rajasthan literally translates to "The Land of Kings". Parts of what is now Rajasthan were originally part of the Indus Valley Civilization, as archaeological evidence has proven. Royal and majestic, Rajasthan is quite certainly a paradise for craft lovers with some exquisite craft on offer ranging from Jaipur blue pottery, silver & precious jewelry, Jawaja leather craft and rug weaving, Bandhini & Lehariya resist dyeing to Sanganeri, Bagru and Dabu block printing techniques, traditional embroidery & applique work, Kashida weaving, Miniature, Pichwai, Phad art, wood carving, metal craft, puppets & cloth craft, camel bone craft, Marble painting, Meenakari art and so much more…

Tamil Nadu

The southern-most state of the country with perhaps the most ancient history and civilisation to speak of, Tamil Nadu has inherited a rich legacy of art, craft and culture over millennia that offers strong evidence of the prowess of the rulers of the different dynasties that ruled over the state through time. Exquisite Tanjore paintings, bronze sculptures, wood & stone carving, silk and handloom weaving, stone-encrusted jewelry, Palm leaf weaving, terracotta pottery and more! Some of these have been featured here …

Telangana

Telangana terrain is covered mostly with hills, mountain ranges, and thick dense forests. Throughout antiquity and the middle ages, the region now known as Telangana has been ruled by a mix of multiple dynasties as well as the Mughals, right until the 17th century. The impact of these mixed influences are amply evident in the architecture and cultural residue in the state, reflecting the richness of crafts and skills nurtured from medieval times. Beautiful Bidri craft, Cheriyal & Nirmal paintings, Warangal dhurrie weaving, Dhokra metal craft, exclusive handloom weaves like Pochampally & Gadwal and more - each craft from the state has a story to tell. Some of these are featured here…

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh as a multicultural, multiracial land is blessed with a fabulous wealth of nature -hills, valleys, rivers, forests, and vast plains. This amazing land can justifiably lay claim to being the oldest seat and cradle of India's culture and civilization, where major religions and cultures have taken root and thrived through the millennia, that this land is known to have existed. A beautiful legacy of craft that has evolved through the centuries includes some exquisite workmanship, whether it be Benaras silk & brocade weaving, Chikankari & Zardozi embroidery, marble inlay & crafting, stoneware, carpet & rug weaving, brass crafting, grass weaving, wood engraving, Sanjhi art, Miniature paintings and a host of many more exceedingly beautiful craft forms! A selection of some of these has been featured here …

Uttarakhand

Breathtakingly beautiful and pristine Uttarakhand, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, finds mention in ancient Hindu scriptures and is often called the ‘Land of the Gods’ with its abundance of places of worship and shrines. People of the state are broadly better recognized as Kumaonis and Garhwalis based on the region they hail from. The crafts of the state include traditional copper craft for handmade utensils, Bamboo & wood carving, stylised embroidery that is native to the state, Jute & fabric weaving, Pahadi and Garhwal paintings and murals, traditional jewelry crafting, wool weaving, rug making and so much more! Some of this is featured here …

West Bengal

Bengal has always been the gateway to the eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent. It is the shortest and easiest route from the Bay of Bengal to the Himalayas, a geographical advantage that made Bengal a commercial hub connecting the sea to the famous Silk Route. Bengal is a 4,000 year old civilization that thrived between the banks of Ganges to Brahmaputra and sustained itself with the riches of Gangetic Delta. This culturally rich state has an amazing heritage of craft to offer that has traversed down through time and multiple influences. The softest handwoven cotton weaves, Batik and embossed leather crafts from Santiniketan, Dhokra metal craft, baskets woven from Sabai and Khajur grass, Sitalpati and Madhur grass weaving, wooden dolls of Burdwan, exquisite hand embroidery, Pattachitra, Santhal and Kalighat paintings, shell craft and jute craft, Bengal has it all. A selection from these is featured here…

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