The handicraft market in India is flourishing, since it was discovered. The reasons have been exotic designs, vibrant colors, demand for something exclusive, rich heritage of traditions and fusion of art forms to create a new innovation. In fact, the past of Indian handicrafts has acted as a strong base for the development of this field into a full fledge industry. On the footsteps of past legacy, the craftsmen slowly and slowly adopted newer ideas. This gave them the power to creating something new out of the existing art forms and to promote them in international market.
It is not just in one form of art; rather each and every art form has been revolutionized. Keeping up with the increasing demands of the market, wooden, metal, brassware, stone art, crafted jewelry, paper art and even handicrafts designed from cane have been rising to new heights. To top the most, Indian handicraft jewelry has always been in demand, even in the foreign market. In fact, the craze has enabled the craftsmen to create innovative designs coupled with existing traditional designs. After the jewelry, it’s the decorative items that are on rolls of demands. This calls for beautiful wooden carvings on boxes, pots, tableware or hangings, metal idols or statues, paper lamps and lanterns, marble carvings and fine stone work.
In the list, embroidered fabrics and designer patterns also have a special place. The present scenario of Indian handicrafts is such that every aspect of art form is changing as per the ongoing trends. After all, handicrafts are also manufactured with the thought of commercial purposes too. Along with the need to feed domestic market demands, international market for Indian handicrafts is also a concern. And this has leaded the craftsmen to fuse latest trends into existing “craftisism”.