(Last Updated on : 11-11-2019)
Craftsmen of Assam have a sense of simplicity and style in the skills which makes their products so unique and charming. Assam
is a pool of talented craftsmen and artisans. The finesse and exquisite workmanship of a wide variety of craft products of Assam
earned universal acclamation. Craftsmanship like weaving
and sericulture or metal, ivory, wood, leather, clay, cane and bamboo works
build the reputation of Assamese artisans which is equal to that of the craftsmen of other parts of modern India. To a large number of people in Assam, this craftsmanship has become a way of life rather than a mere source of living.
Types of Craftsmen in Assam
Different regions of Assam are known for their different forms of art and handicrafts. The people of Assam were very skilful in weaving embroidered silk
cloths. The Assamese were excellent carpenters who made their boxes, trays, stools and chairs by carving these out of a single block of wood. Two categories of people, Kumars and Hiras made pottery
their own means of livelihood. But the ones that carved out a niche are the terracotta
craftsmen of Asarikandi in Dhubri district
. The distinctive style has made Asarikandi an ethnic art brand in India. Asarikandi is also known for its Sholapith Craft
, made from the soft core of a special kind of reed.
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