Category - Art & Craft

Handicraft

Ivory carving in India

Ivory carving is one of the oldest crafts of India. The relics of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro unearthed finely carved ivory pieces. The artisans of Harappa had...

Alpana

Alpana Designs Picture Gallery

This page contains pictures of simple alpana designs. Alpana, known as Alpona in Bengal, is a popular folk art of painting in India. Also read articles...

Handicraft

Kantha, Kanthas

Kantha The name “Kantha” or “Kanthas” has many regional variations Katha, Kheta, etc. It is a form of hand embroidery on a piece of cloth with the help of a...

Handicraft

Embroidery of Orissa

Embroidery in Orissa (Odisha) is used primarily in articles relating to religious observances. The embroidery work has evolved around temples—in Orissa around...

Handicraft

Toda Embroidery

The Todas are supposed to be remnants of the Greeks who came to India with Alexander the Great and penetrated as far South as the Nilgiris where they settled...