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North India Handicrafts Tour

By Manoj

Handicraft is a special form of work whereby the use of hands and simple tools leads to the creation of beautiful and useful decorative items.

North India which consists of the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are popular for its aestheticism, attractive handicrafts.

Let's have a look at some of the popular handicrafts of North India.

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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

The various kinds of handicrafts available in Himachal Pradesh include woodwork, leather embroidery, metal wares, carpets, painting and woolen textiles. The crafts of this state are vast and portray the artistic skill of the craftsmen.Mention must be bade of Thangka which is an intricate and brightly colored painting done on cloth by Tibetan artisans.

Photo Courtesy: Tanya Schroeder

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest producer of handicraft items in India. The art and craft of Rajasthan is known around the world. Tourists visiting India always desire to take back souvenirs of Rajasthani handicrafts. Many bright colored and patterned crafts of the state are used to adorn household as interior decoration.

Photo Courtesy: Arun Katiyar

Delhi

Delhi

Art and craft has found a significant place in Delhi because so many dynasties and emperors ruled Delhi. Every dynasty ruling in Delhi brought its own unique style of art and craft. Mughals being great patrons of art and craft brought some rich legacies. Though all of them didn't survive, there are many that are still existing and flourishing.

Photo Courtesy: Abhisek Sarda

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir

The handicrafts of Jammu & Kashmir include some vibrant hand-made crafts, which symbolize the cultural significance of the state. The craftsmen of Jammu and Kashmir have mastered in making items like carpets, baskets, wall hangings, shawls and much more. The handicraft industry of the state is thriving and it provides employment to a large mass of local people of the valley.

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Punjab

Punjab

The rich tradition of Punjab handicrafts includes Phulkari along with Pidhis, Jootis, Durries and Parandis. Phulkari is however the most popular of them all. Many of the crafts are used as household items or decorative items in houses and portray the colorful identity of the state.

Photo Courtesy: Red Junasun

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh produces large number of crafts created by the large number of artisans spread across the state. Various handicrafts including earthen pottery, carpets weaving, chikankari embroidery, silk saris and more, are the primary artifacts. Different parts of the state produce different crafts. Varanasi is popular for silk saris, Mirzapur produces carpets, Agra and Kanpur are famous for its leather crafts, Moradabad manufactures metal ware and Lucknow produces chikankari embroidery, which is renown all over the world.

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