Crafts Centers of India

State Crafts from India

Whenever you think of arts, crafts and handicrafts – India is the name that comes to your mind. With thousands years of history and more beyond that, multiple ethnicities, religions and cultures – India has a variety of crafts unparalleled by any other country or culture. Each state and every region in India has a rich tradition of handicrafts and art works that narrate the legacy of Indian culture. Crafts in India presents a unique online heritage tour of the major crafts centers of India.

Sitting at your cozy corner, you can travel with us along the land of India and its colorful handicrafts, experience the life that creates exquisite paintings and meet the people who create magic with their hands. Welcome to India – the Crafts Paradise of the World!

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the major craft center in the southern region of India with crafts varying from exquisite stones to silk to pearl jewellary and many more.

Major centers in Andhra Pradesh :

  • Allagadda
  • Durgi
  • Ettikopaka
  • Gadwal
  • Hyderabad
  • Kondapalli
  • Prembarthi
  • Srikakulam
  • Tirupati


Assam is one of the major craft center in the northeastern region of India and is one of the pioneer in silk industry.

Major centers in Assam :

  • Haju
  • Sowalkusi


Bihar, a strategic region in the eastern part of India, constitute primarily to the carpet development apart from being a storehouse of many historical places.

Major centers in Bihar :

  • Danapur
  • Mithila Region
  • Madhubani
  • Palamau District


DELHI is the capital of India and is known for historical monuments, temples, modern buildings, shopping complexes, gardens etc.

Delhi was the capital city of the Mughals. The craft traditions of Delhi have originated during the time of the Mughals. Delhi is the home of traditional blue pottery. Vases, pots, trays, bowls, dishes etc with exquisite patterns and floral designs are created here. The craftsmen of Delhi also make items of wood like, trays, tables, boxes etc using inlay work. During the Mughal era Delhi was known for Kundan and Meenakari jewellery. These days Delhi is only known for its meenakari as the art of kundan has died away.


Gujarat being on the western edge of India has been the main center of crafts activity since prehistorice times. Famous for its rich culture and hertige, Gujarat still maintains its past culture with a slight blend of modern art. Moreover, surat city is emerging as one of the world's largest diamond and gem cutting & polishing center.

Major centers in Gujarat :

  • Palitana
  • Rajkot
  • Surat


Major centers in Haryana :

  • Karnal
  • Panipat

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