Indian Handicrafts – The tradition , the crafts and the history

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Indian Handicrafts – The tradition the crafts and the history. showcases the astounding variety of Indian Handicrafts and the best shops to buy them from in 7 Indian cities. is an online portal for all offline shopping . Reviews of some of the best shops markets and malls are available in the website. The website has identified best shops in 5 categories such as Indian Wear Western Wear Jewellery Accessories and handicrafts in India. also has an extensive glossary on Indian Handicrafts that will help you to know the region where the handicraft is made how it is made and where to buy it from. Here are a few examples from the Shopkhoj handicrafts glossary.... PASHMINA Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it. They were first woven in India. These shawls are made of Pashm or Pashmina which is the wool of a species of the wild Asian mountain goat which is a special breed of goat indigenous to the high altitudes of the Himalayas in India Nepal and Pakistan. Pashmina shawls are hand spun woven and embroidered in Nepal and Kashmir. They are known for their softness and warmth. Pure pashmina is a rather gauzy open weave as the fibre cannot tolerate high tension. The most popular pashmina fabric is a 70 pashmina 30 silk blend but a 50/50 combination is also common. Pure Pashmina shawls can be purchased from select Delhi stores . Lac is a natural organic resin which is obtained from the cocoon of a beetle. The lac used for bangles is generally mixed with soapstone powder to achieve a very exact grade of consistency. The material is mixed with colours as per the design scheme. Then the semi hard stuff is mounted on a piece of wood. Lac bangles are decorated with crystals beads mirrors glass. ‘Maniharon ka Raasta’ in Jaipur is a famous street where one can witness the art of making lac bangles. You can buy lac bangles from Bapu Bazar in Jaipur. BRONZE HANDICRAFT Bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin although it could contain a variety of alloys of copper as well. Bronze has a dull finish .Bronze statues are famous in Tamil Nadu . Swamimalai a little town just 8 kms from ThanjavurTanjore has a heritage of bronze making dating back to the Chola period. Bronze statues are made by the lost wax method. When the mould is empty the hot liquid metal is

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poured into it through a funnel so that the bronze fills up the figure inside the mould. The bronze then has to cool down and any imperfections are removed from the surface of the objects. This is a speciality from the State of Tamil Nadu . bronze is available at VTI in Chennai. MINIATURE PAINTINGS The miniature paintings were initially done on palm leaves and later the work was done on paper. The Rajasthani school of miniature painting started in the 16th century. The principal centres of this art were Udaipur Jaipur Jodhpur Bikaner and Ajmer. Subjects of miniature paintings are Krishan Lila sports of Krishna Raga RaginisMusical melodies Nayika Bheda different classes of heroines and Ritu Chitraseasons. With the advent of Mogul influence the focus shifted to the portraits of the Mogul court and palace scenes. Mogul art flourished under Akbar Shah Jahan and Jehangir. You can buy miniature paintings form Delhi and Jaipur. DHOKRA ART DHOKRA art work which is a traditional craft of Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh and parts of West Bengal is basically metal made up of an alloy of brass nickel and zinc upon which the processes of hollow-casting and lost wax are carried out Dhokra Art figurines are available in Kolkata. Read on and learn about some of the extraordinary facts about Indian handicrafts. About Us is a one-stop shopping portal for India which will serve as an online guide for all your offline shopping needs India has so much to offer in terms of variety and shopping experiences. No two cities are the same and no two markets in a city are similar. This site is not about online shopping. It is a portal devoted to shopping. It seeks to help tourists visitors and residents zero in on the best markets and shops India has to offer across popular cities. The mission at is to help men and women find shopping destinations within a city an area a product category or price range in the virtual world before they set out to do their shopping in the real world. Surely women interested in clothes jewelry accessories handicrafts and furnishing For starters that is what we are focusing on. We have local women from five cities providing information on the best shops to visit in a particular area for specific products. The factual reviews of shops are based both on individual experience and popular perception. A Google map with directions on how to get there is also included.

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So go on…take a look at the shops on and then check them out on the streets. Find out more about the company at Corporate Address: ShopKhoj G-7Maharani Bagh New Delhi New Delhi-110016 Contact: 011 40583781 +91 7042931105 Media Contact: Tarun Mehrotra Mobile- 9711003819 Email:

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