Thursday, May 20, 2010

Traditional Indian Handicraft Items


Handicraft items are inherently related with India as they had originated from India. The Indian Handicraft Items are not only liked and demanded in India, but the world over. These traditional Indian handicrafts possess a unique charm and appeal that attracts everybody towards them. Though simple they are, it's not a limiting factor, but a contributing factor in increasing their demand.

Handicrafts can be said enchanting items made from ordinary or sometimes waste material. The list of the materials that are used for making handicrafts is virtually endless. The raw materials that are often used for making handicrafts in India include paper, glass, coconut, seashell, cloth, cotton, plastic, leather, jute, wood, iron, bronze, copper, to name a few.

Handicraft items, especially traditional Indian handicraft items, can be broadly classified into two main categories, viz., handicrafts for the purpose of decoration, and utility handicraft items. The former category includes items like wall hangings, paintings, chandeliers, decorative stands, statues, iron screens, carpets, etc., while the latter category includes handicrafts like flower vases, lamps, table clocks, diaries, fireplace tools, furniture, bags, baskets, bedsheets, lanterns, serving trays, jewelry, and many more.

Have a look at some magnificent Indian Handicrafts:

To know more about Indian Handicraft Items and to view their complete range, visit: Indian Handicrafts Marketplace.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wrought Iron Bed Designs


See these stunning wrought iron bed designs and you'll get to know why people are mad about them!

Contemporary Wrought Iron Bed

Trendy Wrought Iron Tree Bed

Wrought Iron Pet Bed

See more Wrought Iron Bed Designs!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Indian Handicrafts: A Class Apart


India being a rich heritage of art and culture is known for its various ethnic craft items. Indian handicrafts are high in demand specially outside the country, as they are a perfect blend of traditional designs and modern techniques. Moreover, after agriculture, export of handicrafts is becoming the second largest employment generating sector. Indian handicrafts account for 1.5 per cent of the total exports. And that is why number of artisans are found engaged in the business of pottery and other craft work. Some of the most popular craft items include antique armoury, zari items, jewelry, pottery, embroidered stuff woodwork, sculpting, textiles, and knitted goods,etc.

There are loads of reasons behind the popularity of Indian handicrafts, one of them is the exceptional and artistic designs that exhibits the Indian culture. Moreover, India being a multi cultural region offers an enormous range of handicraft products, where each state is having their own handicraft USP.

The craftsmen who are engaged in this work from years use various creative methods to shape the unique craft items in a different way. And to make the craft items more captivating, Indian craft work is mixed with delicate designs and aesthetic spirit. The techniques which are used are enamel, inlay, Paint, Phulkari, EPNS, Filigree, Sculpture, Chikan, embroidery, ribbons, Bronze Casting, Hand printing, Pulido, weaving and tie & die.

Tops with well defined patterns woven on them and each handicraft item speak clearly about the dexterity of the Indian artisians.