showcase the country's cultural and aesthetic production history of that country. Theresonance of ethnic Indians could be well recognized that living in the alien craft masterpieces.Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful anddecorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. Usually the term isapplied to traditional means of making goods. The individual artisanship of the items is a paramount criterion; such items often have cultural and/or religious significance. Items made bymass production or machines are not handicrafts.
Indian handicrafts -
The craftsmen use different media to express their originality. The diversity of the handicrafts isexpressed on textiles, metals ± precious and semi-precious, wood, precious and semi-preciousstones, ceramic and glass.
Textile based handicrafts:
Hand printed textiles including block and screen printing, batik,
(hand printing by pen) and
(tie and die) are used in products ranging from bed-covers to sheets, dressmaterial to upholstery and tapestry. The famous embroidered articles of silk and cotton, oftenembellished with mirrors, shells, beads, and metallic pieces are also found in India. Embroideryis done too on leather, felt and velvet etc. This segment of the industry accounts for almost half a million strong employment in addition to a large number of designers, block makers, weaversand packers involved in the trade.