The practice of craftsmanship goes back millennia. Cultural influences are imbibed, designs shared, skills finely honed. From the simplest rural craft to the most elaborate and precise works of art, India has them all.
Nowhere in the world will such a vast variety of products in handmade textiles, pottery, metal work, grass, cane and bamboo, stone work, wood, both carved and lathe-turned, to found. Jewellery making provides ornaments typical of each region. Carpets and durries link skill to history, trade and contemporary lifestyles. India is practically bursting at its seems with handicrafts in its marketplaces in all its cites, towns and villages. Searching for them takes you to the heart of India. Finding them takes you to the culture and spirit of India's craftspeople.
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