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Gold & Silverware

The craftspersons of India not only excelled in enameled jewellery but also enameled utensils such as wine-cups, finger bowls, pillboxes etc., in both gold and silver repousse, sometimes studded with jewels. Ideal Place To Shop: Lucknow city in Utter Pradesh, also available in all tourist cities.

Brass & Copperware

India is the largest brass and copper-making region in the world. For articles made out of one or more pieces of metal. In most form use of ornaments, utensils and showpieces.

Pottery and Stone Craft

Skilful potters of India are famous for their eye-catching articles of functional and decorative value. Surahis, large sized containers, jars, stools, tiles, earthenware dipped in vegetable colors are some of the famous pottery work of India. Beautiful pottery and other ware made of ceramics, is also one of the famous Indian buys

Indian craftsmen are skilled in making cut, shaped, polished beautiful objects from odd blocks of stone and marble. The range of items include tableware, plates, bowls, food containers, candle stands. Models carved in marble of the Taj, vases, boxes, lamps, plates, bowls and pitchers are some of the popular items produced here.

Wood Lacquering & Sculptures

Lacquering on the wood products add color, sparkle, and smoothness thereby imparting lustrous finesse. India is well known for ornamental lacquering involving intricate patterns like zigzag and dana work, atishi, abri or cloud and nakashi.
Apart from marvelous prototypes of various gods and goddesses, the wall plaques, statues and toys made of rosewood; sandalwood and teakwood are famous artistic woodcarvings of southern India. Ideal Place To Shop: Varanasi for lacquered toys, Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Sikkim, West Bengal and Karnataka.

Costume Jewellery

India is one of the most important countries for the manufacture and export of costume jewellery. It has the largest production base for glass beads. Ideal Place to Shop: Varanasi, Purdilpur and Mathura are famous for glass bead, stringing glass and wooden beads necklaces, Ferozabad is rich in lightweight beads, German Jewellery is found in Agra, Meerut for metal jewellery, silver ornaments in Rajasthan and Haryana, Rohtak for peasant jewellery and head ornaments in Maharashtra


India offers a superb selection of baskets made of moonj grass. Durable and decorative cane furniture and other articles made here are a major draw as items of export.
Ideal Place To Shop: Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.


The stitch by its sheer provides ornamentation to the material. The charm lies in the minuteness of the floral motifs. Stitches used are satin stitch, button stitch, hole stitch, dar stitch, netting and appliqué work which brings a charming shadowy effect on lace. The heavier work is called zardozi while the embroidery done in metal wire is called zari work. Ideal Place To Shop: Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Chikan embroidery of Lucknow and other north Indian tourists towns.


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