There is a wide variety of traditional and contemporary Indian Handicrafts.Buyers representatives from countries like U.K.USA,CANADA,GERMANY,FRANCE,BELGIUM,NETHERLANDS,NORWAY,SWEDEN,DENMARK,
ZEALAND, etc. come to India and choose from a vast range of
myriad Indian handicrafts products well-known and lesser-known,namely
Metalcrafts,Wood Crafts,EPNS Wares,
Fashion Jewellery,Textile Products,Furniture
and Furnishings,Laces and embroidery,Jute Handicrafts,Iron Handicrafts,
and Crafted Stones,Papier Mache,Cane/Rattan Products,Musical
Instruments et al are exported all over
the world.The range of products
cover a magnificent variety in Housewares,Giftwares,Kitchenwares,Decoratives,
articles and numerous other attractive items of decoration
All these products conform to
international quality standards.Concern for and special emphasis on natural and eco-friendly
products has resulted in greater participation from the manufacturers of Handmade paper,Jute,Terracotta,Textiles,Dry
flowers,Alternative wood products, etc. India
is committed provide unique opportunities to the visitors to obtain a valuable glimpse
of great heritage of crafts and artefacts fashioned by simple folks
in different parts of the country-things of beauty,reflecting
dexterity and aesthetics.
A promenade through the gateway to the age-old tradition and heritage of Indian Handicrafts:
It has been stated that India presents a paradox-a unity in diversity,diversity
in her languages,costumes,physiognomy and food and in her countours and topography,equally
widespread in her vast variety of arts and crafts.Truely, a microcosm
of India's long tradition of culture and civilizatio,her handicrafts demonstrate
the elan of the local artisans-from rural,emi rural or urban areas.
term 'handicrafts' eludes a universally accepted defnition.The term denotes
generally heterogeneous handicrafted decorative and gift articles.According
to UNCTAD "the term 'handmade' should be taken to include those articles produced
with or without the use of tools,simple instruments or implements operated
directly by the craftsmen,by hand or by foot.Handicrafts may therefore constitute
(a) articles of everyday use and (b) artefacts,i.e.,items primarily in nature.
a link with tradition and history,handicrafts continue to
remain an integral part of the life of the people.Indian
handicrafts are priceless
legacy coming down through the ages.The age-old cultural heritage of India
is reflected in things of extreme aesthetic value,things crafted by simple
folks with dexterity,things of beauty and joy,ranging from the magnificent
of Moradabad,glittering gem stones of Jaipur and exquisite embroidery of kashmir
to the fine filigrees of Orrisa,fascinating sculptures of Southern India,Stonework of Rajasthan,pottery of West Bengal
,and the magnificent artefacts of the north-eastern States
Since 1952 it has been realised that development and promotion of handicrafts
would not only mean rehabilitaion of Indian
craftsmen and their families(by
generating productive employment),but also
inculcate the creative impulse of the craftsmen to use,with singular skill and ingenuity,ordinary
and mundane materials,to create and recreate,some unique objects
endowed with beauty and excellenc.
The things so crafted are not only a source of fulfillment for craftsmen themselves,
are also articles of utility.From the humble water-pot of clay to
the carved knife,from the cloth utilised to cover the human form to the fabric
flung on the back of bullocks-every piece is a work of art,enriched with vivid
colors and ingenuous designs.
Handicrafts - rich vignettes in the country's landscape:
From carpets to embroidery,metal artwork to jewellery,conch shell to woodwork,ceramics to stonework,cane,bamboo
to flax and fibre,papier mache to leather,horn and bone to incence and perfumery,hand
printing of textiles to oil canvases and sculptures - the unending
and diverse gamut of India's handicrafts-continue to enliven visitors with an idea
of the totality of India's cultural and crafts traditions.
Metalwork,is the fine and decorative arts,objects of artistic,decorative,and utilitarian value
made of one or more kinds of metal-from precious to base-fashioned by
or joining, or a combination of these techniques
ORIGINS OF METAL WORK- Metals have been used throughout recorded history as materials
for making both
useful and decorative objects.By the 1st century AD the working of metals in
use today-iron,copper,tin,lead,gold, and silver-already had a long
history that had begun
some 11,000 years earlier with the working of copper.
and Silver,sacred to worshippers of the Sun and the Moon ,were at
first reserved for ritual
religious use,temple objects,and the jewellery
and ceremonial accountrements of semisacred of
figures such as pharaohs of early Egypt.
The use of Gold and Silver was extended to personal adornment,to
personal belongings such as
eating and drinking utensils,weapons,and
equipment,and even to such furnishings as mirriors,
lighting stands, chairs,Tables,
and beds.Gold and silver gradually acquired an intrinsic value,which
ultimately expressed in the first coins,stamped gold and silver discs
issued by the Lydians
in Asia Minor during the early 7th century B.C.
base metals iron and bronze were appreciated for their strength, especially
and tools; copper,tin, and lead came to be used mainly
for their utility or durability-for cooking,
purposes of the fine and decorative arts,however, metals have been used either
natural state or in simple alloys.
MORADABAD (INDIA) IS KNOWN ALL OVER WORLD FOR
BRASS ART WARES,DECORATIVE & UTILITY ITEMS
SUPER FINE HANDICRAFTS IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE AS A LEADING MANUFACTURERS
OF FINEST QUALITY METAL ART WARES MADE OF ALUMINIUM,BRASS,WROUGHT IRON.