handicrafts. While the villages of West Bengal are famous for making the handicraft productslike Terracotta, Sholapitha craft, etc., the villages of Gujarat are famous for the products like brass and iron items, clay items, wooden furniture, embroidery, silver jewellery, dhurries,carpets, blankets, rugs, etc. The villages in other parts of the country are also famous for making different types of handicrafts products.Handicrafts in Indian villages are practised since the ancient period. Handicraft is also amajor occupation for the villagers since the ancient period. The governmental authorities inIndia are encouraging people to take up handicrafts as their occupation in the recent years asthe Indian handicrafts products bring a huge amount of foreign currency to the country
HANDICRAFT IN MAHARASHTRA-
Maharashtra has a great variety of art and craft traditions, which have enriched its culturalheritage. These traditions were expanded under the patronage of Mughals, the Marathas andthe British. The quintessential spirit of Maharashtra is visible in its traditional handicrafts andarts.
i)Sawantwadi Crafts(ii)Bidri works(iii)LeatherWorks(iv) Weaving(v) Mashru and Himru
Paintings of Maharashtra
(i) Ajanta Paintings(ii) Warli PaintingsThe
retailers and shops of handicrafts of Pune
design, sell and exhibit antique pieces, sothat tourists can at least have a glimpse of the artifacts found in Pune. Carpets and 'Khadi' arethe important
that are famous throughout the world. Kolahpuri sandalsalso form a major part of export in Pune. These sandals are known for its endurability andcomfort. These sandals, also known as 'chappals' well compliments the Maharashtrian styleof dressing.The
handicrafts of Pune
indeed occupies a distinct position among the different handicraftsin India.
Famous HandicraftsRegional Handicrafts