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5 Villages in India that are Famous for Handicrafts

India is a land of immense talent. The history of India is very rich with glorified facts and pieces of evidence. From the very beginning, art was given the preference and utmost importance in India. The country’s historical achievement is linked to the art and skills of our Indian ancestors. Several commendable skills were there in our ancestors who have passed their talent to us. If we take reference of Taj Mahal, that monument of love and beauty is an exuberant example of marvellous engineering and crafting skills. India has a rich heritage for handicrafts and there are several places that have the mind-blowing immense bliss of handicraft skills.


British also boosted the handicraft culture to some extent and the high level of handicraft export which was done in British Raj has created a never-ending demand of Indian handicrafts around the world. Nowadays, India is famous for almost everything, from modern education to ancient craftsmen skills. The integrity and identity of the India are in the hands of the craftsmen producing the mind blowing output of their ancestor’s skills. India has a profound share of handicraft export all over the world from metal sculpture to wood ones, India is booming in all sectors of art and craft with the passing time. In this article, we will discuss the villages in India that are profoundly known for the handicrafts skill concept.


Top 5 Villages in India that are famous for handicrafts:

1. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh 

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Moradabad is the name which strikes the mind of the Indians when we talk about Brass handicrafts. Moradabad is known as the capital of brass handicraft industry of India. The city features generation of families devoted to brass and glass work. Almost maximum of the city’s population is involved in Brass handicraft work. The city is also known as Pital Nagri. The skills of artists of this city are unmatchable across the globe. The Brass handicraft export of Moradabad is of high value.

2. Kanchipuram

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Kanchipuram is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This place is famous for its staggering and exuberant Silk productions. The Silk of this region is world famous and expensive. The country’s most prominent spot is largely famous for Kanchipuram Sarees. The handicraft skills over Kanchipuram Sarees are of immense skill and experience. Silk is the life of Kanchipuram and this city has much to offer to its visitors like divine knowledge and history of Silk evolution, production and export. Women from all over the world are fond of Kanchipuram Silk sarees because of its unmatched beauty and enigma. Kanchipuram Sarees are one of the most expensive pieces of cloth in the world. It is a sheer art of nature and handicraft skill of human.

3. Dakshinchitra, Chennai

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Dakshinchitra is a village located on the outskirts of the Chennai city in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The village is widely known for art and craft skills and woollen industry.  The village is the major epicentre for art handicraft skills in the southern India. The village has a grand museum which showcases the collection and handicraft skills of the people from this profound region. The village is also famous for southern folklore in India.  A lot of explorers and tourists visit Dakshinchitra throughout the year. Dakshinchitra is truly a divine and loving place for art and handicraft lovers in India.

4. Thanjavur

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Thanjavur is a famous place located in the incredible Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is widely famous for its brass handicraft production. Also, this place is famous for several another type of metal carving, metal sculptures and designs. The designs are carved out of some of the earth metals like copper, brass and aluminium. The metal productions and skills of the artists of this city are impeccable and amusing. Thanjavur experiences large tourist attraction throughout the year, various craft melas are also organized here.

5. Kutch, Gujarat

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Kutch is located in the grand state of Gujarat. The Kutch shares a border with the neighbouring country Pakistan; the Kutch has a rich history. Rich and encapsulating history is the source of the handicraft skills of the craftsmen here in. The Kutch is famous for mirror work, embroidery, art paintings, mud paintings and sculptures, weaving industry etc. The Kutch is the art and craft center of Gujarat and the Kutch is also promoted by various celebrities under Gujarat tourism campaign. Kutch holds an immense influence over the Gujarati community and also over fellow Indians.

By – Rohit Agarwal

Author Bio: 

Rohit is a guest contributor to Grassroutes blogs. He has immense love for the Indian culture and he is fond of travelling and exploring. Follow him on

6 thoughts on “5 Villages in India that are Famous for Handicrafts”

  1. That’s really a beautiful blog about India Handicrafts that where we can find the Handicrafts items that we want for our home decor. Thanks for sharing such an Informative info


  2. Hi, That is really informative. I’m too a handicraft lover and I love to explore these type of places. Recently, I have came from Kutch. The village textiles and jewellery is amazing. Now, my next stop is Jaipur.


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