Crafts Centers of India- Maharashtra

Mahrashtra being on the western tip of India has always being influenced by the middleeast culture especially the portuguese though it also has a distinct & a typical maharastran culture which is reflected in their craftwork. The following are some of th major centers each of which are unique in their respective areas of craftmanship !


Kolhapur is world famous for its kohlapuri chappals (traditional Indian footwear). These chappals are popular because of their softness and durability. They come in a large variety. Silver jewelry is also made in Kohlapur.


Paithan is known for its traditional Paithani silk saris, which generally come in kum-kum colors in combination with a contrasting color. Paithani are generally decorated with the gold dot or coin motif.



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