Handicrafts of Rajasthan, Indian Handicrafts
Rajasthan being the state with the richest display of tradition and culture in India makes its handicrafts a very profitable product. It is the largest manufacturer of handicrafts in the country, encompassing Jewellery, Textiles and Accessories, Leather, Marble, Wood, Metal, Ivory, Glass and Lac Handicrafts. Meenakari and Kundan jewellery designs are very popular alongside the famed Lac bangles. Textiles of Rajasthan exude colour with designs like applique and mirror work.
Handicrafts of Odisha and West Bengal, Indian Handicrafts
The varied traditional handicrafts of Odisha comprise Pattachitra painting, Applique work, Silver Filigree ornaments, Bell Metal and Brassware, Stone Carvings and Sand Art while those of West Bengal include Sholapitha Craft, Clay Pottery, Kantha Embroidery, Dhokra and Terracotta Arts, Rag Dolls, Wooden Masks and more.
Handicrafts of Kutch, Indian Handicrafts
The handicrafts of Kutch, Gujarat enjoy overseas market in addition to length and breadth of the country. Artifacts made in the region are those of ethnic embroidery, hand block printing, wood carvings, silver work, seashell toys, pen-knives and nutcrackers.
Handicrafts of Ujjain, Indian Handicrafts
Handicrafts of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh involve numerous types of beautiful prints and fabrics done on textiles and costumes, such as Bhairavgarh Print, Bandhej Print, Block Print and Batik Print.
Handicrafts of Mainpuri, Indian Handicrafts
Handicrafts of Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh comprise embroidery incorporating works like Zari, Zardozi, Kamdani, Mina, Kataoki Bel, Makaish, Tilla or Marori and Kinari variations.
Durries have been a cottage industry in India for centuries. They are a thick flat-woven rug or carpet used as floor coverings. Though their concept is different from that of rugs or carpets, they serve the same purpose, the distinctive feature being they do not have knots and are without any pile as their name suggests. They can thus be used on both sides and need less washing. Durrie Weaving is a prominent handicraft of India, with those of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana being most flourishing.
Handicrafts industry in India is governed and promoted by associations like All India Handicrafts Board, Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India, Northeastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation Limited and Sahara Handicrafts and Handloom Association.