Our Country India, having various regions and various cultures. Handicrafts and artisans associated with this line are the vital part of our culture and traditions. The handicrafts culture are spread extensively along the length and breadth of our country . The moment somebody thinks about handicraft and artisans, the first region that comes into our mind is Rajasthan . The vibrant colors and exuberance which this state exhibits leaves a colorful imprint on human memory. This is just one state what we actually talking about. Now, states like Gujarat, Rann Of Kutch also share the similar experience when it comes to art and handicraft. The Cultures and art work hailing from the Konkan Region , reminds of the freshness in the art work , which is well depicted in their works .
The peninsular region of our country depicts tradition and the niceties in their art work , throwing a light on the masked character in Kathakali and the character’s crown has so much beauty one can imagine how beautiful the hand woven sarees would be. The grace is commendable.
The eastern states like Odisha have their own identity with stone work, silver filigree, wood craft, appliqué work, brass and bell metal work, dhokra castings, horn work, pattachitra, paper mache, terracotta, tie & dye textile in cotton, tassar and silk to name a few. West Bengal is very famous for terracotta crafts and ornaments. In the district of Bankura, Purulia, Malda and Kolkata are recognised for this craft. Cane and bamboo: Various types of furniture, mats, lamp shades, trays, baskets are weaved from cane and bamboo and many more handicraft works .
The globalization has lead, to the circumstances where the handicrafts are considered to be a lost art, but again it has revived and the importance of cottage industries is being realized. Preserving and promoting the traditional art forms by connecting artisans to the larger community is an essential step to be taken That’s why KARFA has taken this initiative to revive and promote it..