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Gr 3-Final Handicraft

Gr 3-Final Handicraft

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ASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENTONINCOME GENERATING PROJECT ON HANDICRAFTSSubmitted To:Ms. Nidhi KasetwarSubmitted by (Gr. 3)Devendra Galav(0809)Menka Kumari(0813)Sujata Rani(0815)Neha Singh(0821)Ruski Mahal(0824)Vaibhav Ahire(0840)Prerna(0843)Jot Dhar(0857)Vaibhav(Chandigarh)PGDM (2008-10)
VAMNICOMHandicrafts of India
Handicrafts of India are just another precious stone in the bejewelled crown of Indianculture and heritage. Be it intricately decorated metal craft or some marvellous marble inlaywork or some exquisite paintings, Indian handicrafts are going places with their ethnicdesigns and flourishing textures. The time stands testimony to the evolving of the art andcraft as the civilization grew from cave to the modern cities and now Indian handicraft isthe integrated part of the Indian culture leaving the whole world amazed and wanting for more. The immense magic created by the Indian hands is visible from the timeless artistryof the dazzling semi precious jewellery, exquisite furniture, colourful toys and dolls, beautiful paintings and enthralling sculptures.The metal crafts of India are the fine kaleidoscope of the craftsmanship and fine arts inshaping gold, silver, brass, copper into exquisite and intricately designed images, idols, jewellery and utility items leaving a unique appeal in everyone's mind. India's fame in precious and semi-precious stone jewellery is world famous. The timeless stone jewelleyare proud with their classy royalty and at the same time narrating the saga of the hands that polished the rough stone and gave its present look. Another side of the Indian handicrafts isthe excellent paintings that India has been producing since time immortal. Started out withthe rock paintings in caves, Indian paintings are now finding place in every art lover's houseacross the world. The magical and decorative earthen pots coming out from the potter'swheels are gaining salute from every corner of the globe.Indian handicraft is not only popular in the country but the world over. There are places inIndia that specialize in one or the other craft. Artisans from different corners of the countryfrom time to time come together to display their skills and sell their wares in various crafthaats and art melas. Here are some of the popular places that are known for their exquisitehandicraft items in the country.India is one of the richest countries in the world as far as arts and culture is concerned. TheIndian people are often involved in making high quality handicraft products. Different typesof handicrafts are made in India and have earned significant popularity in the internationalmarket. Handicraft in Indian villages is considered one of the major occupations, as many people earn their livelihoods by producing different types of handicrafts.Handicrafts in Indian villages are of different kinds. The major types of handicrafts are pottery, metal craft, gold jewellery, wood craft, shell craft, cane craft, needle craftembroidery, ivory craft, comb craft, glass craft, paper craft, sholapitha craft, weaving, silver  jewellery, etc. All these types of handicrafts are considered major sources of income for numerous people in the Indian villages. The artisans create these handicrafts either at homesor in a cooperative basis or on behalf of any big concern involved with the marketing of handicrafts products. The village fairs, melas and festivals are some of the best places for theIndian village artisans to sell their products.Handicrafts in Indian villages are made for serving various purposes. While some of thehandicrafts products are made for daily uses, there are a few that are made for decorative purposes. Villages in different parts of India are famous for producing different types of 
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
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
of Pune
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

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