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5 Distinct Art Styles and Handicrafts in India

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Dec 01, 2022 10:00 PM

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India is home to some of the most brilliant works of art of all times, as well as a wide range of cultural diversity. Indigenous folk arts and handicrafts include embroidery, painting, pottery, jewellery, and other forms of art. Despite modernization, many of these art styles are still alive and well. Every state in India is known for its distinct culture and tradition, which sets it apart from others. As a result, the people of India have a rich heritage of art and culture.

Here are some notable art styles and handicrafts that are often overlooked.

Naga Handicraft

Nagas are well-known for their deeply ingrained culture, which includes art and handicrafts. They make distinctively beautiful handicrafts from materials such as cane, wood, and anything else found in the forest. Naga tribes are based in Nagaland, but their handicraft culture is not widely known. If you take the time to look around, you will find beautiful items such as decor-coveted seats, baskets, scarves, bowls, shawls, and bags.

Dhokra handicraft

Dhokra Damar tribes specialise in producing authentic handicrafts in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region. In fact, one of the earliest dhokra handicrafts is the dancing girl of Mohenjodaro. They employ the wax casting technique, which is well-known in India. Dhokra handicrafts are popular both locally and internationally due to their rustic simplicity and robust form.

Rogan painting

Only a few Roghan painters in India can create this beautiful surface embellishment artwork today. The painter paints half of the design with his left hand's fingers, an iron rod, and a kalam, using a unique castor-based paste. By pressing two parts together, the opposite sides are imprinted.

Meenakari Art

For centuries, Meenakari artwork has been made using colourful enamel to decorate metal by the Meenakars (artisans). The artwork is renowned for its stunning patterns and exquisite colour schemes. It is mainly used in creating authentic jewellery. It is also used for enamelling metal surfaces using gold or silver embellishments.

Kauna Art

Kauna arts are used to create fashionable and comfortable purses and mats. Its products, such as Kauna bags, are made from water reed grass, which grows only in the marshy and wet plains of Manipur's Imphal Valley. It uses a double-weaving technique with numerous joints and knots to make baskets, furniture, wine racks, and other items.

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