Indian Heritage: Story of Beliefs and Faith, Sourced from Indian Artisans

Shikha Saxena
3 min readDec 25, 2021

Cultural variance, beauty and richness depicted through handicrafts

Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

India is a country of deep rooted cultural beliefs and faith. It might be the best example of unity in diversity. One can easily observe the same by a schedule travel, to different parts of India and may be amazed by Indian Heritage: Story of Beliefs and Faith, Sourced from Indian Artisans. Each of 28 states have their unique handicraft, beliefs and values which makes it easily stand out from the rest. Indian artisans recreate the stories, folk tales, beliefs and faith spanned through millennia in the form of their handicrafts and in this way communicate the same to all.

Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

Types of Handicrafts

The importance of handicrafts lie in their being ecofriendly and involvement of personal emotions and human labor. This property makes them worth collecting and requires appreciation. There are many forms of handicrafts famous in India:

  • Embroidery (Brocade, Zardozi
  • Painting (Madhubani, Worli, Tanjore, Miniature, Pinguli Chitrakathi, Mica, Kangra, Chamba, Murals)
  • Quilting
  • Pottery and clay craft(terracotta, porcelain, ceramic)
  • Candle making
  • Weaving(Silk , Cotton, Khadi handlooms)
  • Carpet making
  • Sewing
  • Woodworks(Bamboo, Sandalwood)
  • Paper mache
  • Beads craft
  • Stone craft
  • Shell craft
  • Jute craft
  • Metal crafts (Brass, Copper, Iron, Gold, Silver)
  • Leather Craft
  • Cloth Craft
  • Bandhini
  • HandBlock Printing (Sarees and bedding cloth, table cloth, Bags with block print)

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Shikha Saxena

A Technical Writer, an artist and blogger by choice. Passionate about reading , writing and editing, NY.http://www.shikhasaxena.com and https://www.dnabox.co/