|India Craft Tours
Since time immemorial, Indian Handicrafts have been popular throughout the world. India Craft tours take you on an online tour to acquaint you with the forms of Handicraft artifacts available in India.
The first references to Indian Handicrafts can be found from the Indus Valley Civilization. Works of art always portray the customs, traditions and believes of the people of that era. Being a work of art, crafts also exhibit religious beliefs and lifestyle of people.
Modern handicrafts evolved after much alteration in the traditional styles. The invasions during ancient periods led to cultural exchanges that in turn flourished the Indian art and architecture. The artisans and craftsmen warmly received new ideas of Persian and Arabic styles.
Indus Valley Civilization showed a remarkable artistic skill and technical excellence in pottery, jewellery, sculpture making and weaving etc. The designs on the articles represented the activities going around at that time, for instance, discovery of trade routes and dances etc.
The influence of the central Asian Culture on Indian craftsmanship is reflected in the sculpture of the Kushan king Kanishka. The sculpture depicts him wearing leather boots and a heavy warm coat. The foreign influences equipped the Indians with the art of making Jewelry, sculpture, textile making, leather products, metal working etc
Mughal period is also called the Golden Period of Art and Architecture. Mughals endowed India with a rich legacy of architectural and artistic heritage. The new occupations added during this era were glass engraving, carpet weaving, inlay work, brocades and enameling etc.
Here is a list of various Crafts of India: