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India is a country where we find the unity in diversity, and because of the diversity, India have of various cultures, traditions and heart-warming creations by craft persons. India have their own specialties in the different regions and cultures. Here artisans have extraordinary inherited and ancestral skills to perfection. Today, the Indian markets are flooded with multiple options for shopping which can make even the unwilling person a prospective client. Todays india markets have a floody crowded over everywhere and the tourists like india's creations and crafting. India have a way in some different handicrafts, paintings or antiques, traditional or modern Indian clothes, silverware, carpets, leatherworks.

As one, opens the cultural basket of India, the first treasure comes out is the excellent paintings. Apart from the globally acclaimed painters, India is also rich with the traditional rural paintings, like Madhubani Paintings of Bihar. The village women exploring their imagination make the paintings, and these bright paintings are going places across the globe. These traditional Indian folk art paintings are worth of collection.

Pottery In India :
The handicraft products made here shows the immense talent and artistic thinking of the Indian people. The excellent handmade pottery and clayware in India is gaining fame and popularity in the world for its innovative designs.

The craftsperson here have evolved a style of their own by raising pattern with the use of thick slips into a light relief, glazes in warm shades of autumnal colors like orange, brown, and light red have also been developed by them. Floral designs in sky-blue are worked against a white background. Surahis, large sized containers, jars, stools, tiles, earthenware dipped in vegetable colors are some of the famous pottery work of India. Beautiful pottery and other ware made of ceramics, is also one of the famous Indian buys.

Ideal destinations to shop :
Khurja in Uttar Pradesh, Rampur famous for surahis, Nizamabad in Azamgarh, Alwar, Jaipur, Bikaner in Rajasthan, Kangra in Himachal is rich in clay wares, Khanapur in Karnataka is noted for its large containers and jars, Kutch and Saurashtra in Gujarat is famous for earthenware. Other regions are Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Stone And Marble Inlay Work In India :

The outstanding stone crafts of India is another form of Indian handicraft that brings the name of Indian artistry to the world fame. Indian artisans are skilled in making cut, shaped, and polished beautiful objects from odd blocks of stone and marble. The stone is many coloured with the predominance of a lovely red shade. Marble is also used, especially for making statues.

Agra is world famous for its superb inlay work in marble, drawing inspiration from the Taj Mahal. The designs are either foliage or floral intertwined with geometrical patterns. Models in marble of the Taj, vases, boxes, lamps, plates, bowls and pitchers in delicately moulded shapes & fine carvings are some of the popular items produced here. Intricate friezes and trellis or jali work done in an eye- catching range of patterns is specialty of this place.

A dark brown stone with yellow spots and lines called sange-rathek is used for making lampshades, incense stick stands, small medicine grinders. Tamil Nadu has a great tradition in stone carving of icons of classical excellence and Rajasthan is called the land of marble with its stones in various colours and textures.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh is famous stone carving industry, Agra, Vrindavan for alabaster products, Jhansi, Midnapur in West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

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