(Last Updated on : 11/11/2014)
Crafts of Haryana have never been widely acclaimed but have always supported the local economy. The crafts have never received any royal patronage like the crafts of other states. However, Haryana has come up with interesting localized crafts like pottery making, handloom, artistic pottery and woodcarving. More than artistic showpieces the crafts are utilitarian in nature.
is essentially a village craft, which ranges from single pots meant for daily use to highly decorative items. In Jhajjar in the Rohtak district pitchers of clay are in great demand, which is said to make the water sweet.
Harayana is renowned for the woven work
like shawls, durries, robes or lungis. With pulsating colours and intricate embroidery, the shawls of Harayana called Phulkari are in great demand.The female members of the house usually make it and is extremely time consuming. Another kind of shawl called chope is simple than phulkari. The bagh (garden) is another variety of phulkari and consist of geometric patterns with green base. The darshan dwar shawl is another shawl, which is gifted to a temple by a devotee whose wish is fulfilled. The durries of Haryana are rough and hard and are adorned with geometric designs. The most popular ones are those white triangles set against a blue backdrop. The Panipat region in Haryana is well known for this craft.
of Haryana is another variety of craft, which is basically religious in content. Baskets woven for daily use are also excellent examples of craft. The tilla jutis of Rewari and educational toys made in Gurgaon are other brilliant types of craft.