Handicrafts are a form of creative expression that involves the creation of unique and often decorative items using skillful, manual techniques. They are typically made by hand, often with simple tools, and can encompass a wide range of materials such as wood, metal, clay, fabric, paper, and more. Handicrafts have been an integral part of human culture for centuries, serving as a means of artistic expression, cultural preservation, and economic sustenance.
Throughout history, handicrafts have played a significant role in various societies worldwide. Different regions have developed their distinct styles and techniques, reflecting their cultural heritage and local availability of materials. From pottery in ancient civilizations to weaving textiles in indigenous communities, handicrafts have offered a way for people to create functional and beautiful objects that are deeply rooted in their traditions.
India's rich cultural heritage and centuries of evolutionary tradition is manifested by the huge variety of handicrafts made all over the country. Handicrafts are a mirror of the cultural identity of the ethnic people who make it.
Handicrafts of India are diverse, rich in history, culture and religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities.
The Heritage Artifacts is a digital platform to showcase & share the talent of Indian artisans with the whole world. It is part of the Heritage Group based in Agra & sister concern of the prestigious Heritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism. This project has been launched recently under the entrepreneurship of Amit Pramanik & Upasana Singh & intend to spread the awareness of handcrafted items from the most interior parts of India.