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History of Indian Wooden Handicrafts

Handicraft is the traditional art of creating useful objects or decorative items entirely by hand. Wooden handicraft is a craft where skilled labor is employed to decorate or carve wood to create items with bare minimum tools. Each piece of handicraft is unique, owing to its individualistic craftsmanship. Goods involving mass production/machinery are not considered handicrafts.

Indian Handicrafts

India is a land of exotic art and traditions. She has a rich cultural heritage of which handicrafts form an integral part. The history of Indian handicrafts dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization (3000 B.C.-1700 B.C.).

The legacy of traditional handicrafts is passed on from one generation to the next. India's cultural diversity results in a kaleidoscope of art and handicraft. Be it breath-taking sculptures or awe-inspiring paintings, handcrafted jewelry or mesmerizing woodcraft, it's all here in India. Indian craftsmen create a gamut of masterpieces with exotic shapes, designs, patterns and colors.

Indian Wooden Handicrafts
In India, wooden handicraft has flourished over the centuries. Handcrafted wooden items are a prevalent feature of Indian culture. Skilled artisans carve traditional designs on wooden items, and enhance their look by painting them or with intricate metal/ivory inlay work. The magnetic appeal of Indian Wooden Handicrafts lies in its exclusivity.

India is blessed with a vast number of tree species, most of which are deciduous and evergreen. Alpine forests and trees belonging to arid regions are also present. These trees are used extensively to manufacture wooden handicrafts. Wooden handicrafts of India are renowned for beauty, durability and utility. Wooden handicrafts include furniture, utensils, boxes, beads, finely carved figurines, accessories etc.



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