(Last Updated on : 12/11/2014)
Crafts of Chattisgarh have been demand in India and abroad. They depict the craftsmanship of the people of the state. There is a wide range of crafts produced in different regions of the country.
The bamboo craft
of the state is an excellent example of crafts. The tribal communities produce daily as well as decorative items out of bamboo. The well-known bamboo products in the state are agricultural implement, fishing traps, hunting tools and baskets.
of the state involves making beautiful decorative wooden products. The craftsmen of the state carve beautiful wooden ceilings, doors, lintels etc which requires different kinds of wood like shisham, teak, dhudi, sal and kikar. They also make pipes, masks, doors, window frames and sculptures and images.
The wall painting
of the state is associated with traditions and customs. Pithora painting is the most traditional art form. These paintings depict the offering to God and are usually done on marriage ceremonies, childbirth and other occasions. In most of the paintings the horse is always there as it is considered auspicious to sacrifice a horse. In tribal homes Pithora paintings are very common. It requires natural colours and they are very colourful.
from Chattisgarh is dexterously crafted in gold, silver, bronze and mixed metal. Ornaments are also made of beads, cowries and feathers and they are very much a part of the tribal costumes. The tribal men and women both wear traditional ornaments, which are attractive and vibrant.