Travel India to Know Its Tradition of Arts and Crafts
India is known for its fine art and crafts throughout the world. People from different part of the world come here in search of magnificent handicrafts, paintings, arts and crafts. India has a rich tradition of folk paintings like Madhubani of Bihar, Pata painting of Orissa, Warli painting of Maharashtra, embroidery, carpet weaving, jewellery making, metal ware, bead work, etc.
The vast diversity in India is also an important factor responsible for great variations in hand works, embroideries, paintings, crafts and jewelry style. People from all over the world travel India and praise its rich traditions of arts and crafts.
Some of the spectacular examples that demonstrate the splendid heritage of Indian textiles are Kanchipuram silk, Patola sari of Gujarat, Ikat of Orissa, Pochampalli of Andhra Pradesh and Banaras brocade.
The cave paintings of Ellora and Ajanta are believed to be some of the best paintings in the world. The paintings found here reveal a high degree of craftsmanship presenting flowers, trees, animals, birds, architectures in their true form of beauty. They also depict human emotions and characters with great skill and understanding.
Each region in India has its unique traditional outfits. The colours and the weaves varies with regions. From several decades the export of silk, cotton and carpets have been a considerable source of economy of the country. Mirzapur, Bhadoi and Jaipur are renowned for their quality carpets.
India has also some superb metal work presentations that are great point of attraction for the tourists. Metals used are generally silver, copper and brass. Bell metal, an alloy of tin and copper is commonly used in Kerala to cast cooking vessels. Other significant traditions of art and crafts includes sarees and fabrics, woodworks, stone carving, terracotta, pottery, cane and bamboo, bangles and bracelets.
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