Home Decor Made Using Traditional Indian Craft Forms

Home is a lot more than a space we stay in; it is a reflection of our dreams, an image of what we stand for, a result of lots of hard work and perseverance – a citadel of our values and bonds.

Home is a lot more than a space we stay in; it is a reflection of our dreams, an image of what we stand for, a result of lots of hard work and perseverance – a citadel of our values and bonds. When our lovely abode is all these and so much more, it certainly deserves the best of everything. And why not?

India is rich in innumerable traditional arts and crafts. Every region, city, and village boasts of its own handmade traditions and skills—the centuries-old knowledge embedded deeply in our culture.

Over the past few decades, with the rise in new-age technology, mass-produced, machine-made products have taken cognizance, leaving very little room for handmade production. For saving costs and time, and to cater to increasing demands, many brands and companies prefer going the tech way. What then is the future of Indian handicrafts, craftsmen, and handmade sustainable products?

Thankfully, a whole tribe of designers is working towards reviving, restoring, celebrating and marketing these handicrafts. Many today are going the extra mile to create offerings that not only celebrate crafts but are also commercially viable. While some designers engage with local communities, some single-handedly create objects using age-old knowledge. Here’s a look at some of these crusaders:

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