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  • The Luster of Turned Wood Lacquer Craft

    Located on the banks of the river Varaha in Vishakhapatnam district of AP, is a small village called Etikoppaka which is known for toys made with lacquer. These are traditionally known as Etikoppaka toys or Etikoppaka Bommalu...
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  • Bronze Artefacts, Made with Artistic Excellence

    Metal craft is one of India’s ancient crafts, with a history dating back to thousands of years. Alloys like Bronze and Brass are used for creating a range of attractive artifacts of great charm and value. In Andhra Pradesh, metal artisans involved in this tradition have mastered the technique of Bronze Casting from decades...
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  • Transcending Expressions, Mystifying Art!

    Every region in India is associated with a tale of historical context, which is manifested in the unique art and craft forms, created by the people of the specific region.Thestate of Andhra Pradesh too is known for the sheer variety of art works and craftsmanship and one such exquisite art form is that of ‘Kalamkari’ designs, paintings and priceless print work...
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  • The Mastercrafts of Applique & Embroidery

    An appliquérefers to an ornamental needlework wherein pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are skillfully sewn or stuck onto a larger piece, in order to form a picture or pattern. This form of technique is quite common in some varieties oftextiles, but it can also be applied to many other materials...
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  • Myriad Creations from Palm Leaf

    Nature has bestowed us with an unending variety of gifts in the form of exotic species of trees, fruits and other by products. Palm tree is considered the queen of arid lands, due to its high degree of heat tolerance and resistance to dry conditions...
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  • Renowned Brassware Tradition of Kadapa District

    Metal craft is of the finest art works among India’s ancient crafts, which dates back to thousands of years. There are metal and metal alloys like Bronze and Brass which were used right from the ancient times for creating vessels and other ornamental brassware...
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  • The Enticing Appeal of Kalamkari

    Jewelry is always considered an integral part of the Indian lifestyle. There are endless varieties of jewelry made from a wide range of metals and other sources that continue to fascinate buyers, especially women...
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  • Imitation Jewelry

    Jewelry is always considered an integral part of the Indian lifestyle. There are endless varieties of jewelry made from a wide range of metals and other sources that continue to fascinate buyers, especially women...
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  • The Rural Folk Tradition of Andhra Pradesh

    Andhra Pradesh is known for several art traditions, which is not just art items for the purpose of exhibiting, but they are part of a rich folklore tradition, deep rooted in the ethos of the state’s rural landscape...
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  • One-of-its Kind Cutlery of Andhra Pradesh

    Andhra Pradesh is a state endowed with good forest cover, which has contributed to the state’s diverse tradition of wooden crafts. There are many places in the state, each with its own remarkable legacy of wooden craft work. Etikoppaka, Bobbili, Kondapalli...
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  • Specialized Terracotta Pottery of Andhra Pradesh

    Pottery is a specialized art that continues to fascinate people who love gardening and decoration. Terracotta in Italian language means "baked earth". It is type of earthenware, which is either clay-based unglazed or glazed form of ceramic...
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  • Special Brassware of Budithi

    Brassware is quite popular among handicrafts due to its great aesthetic value and the unique shine and attraction. Moreover, items made of Brass is considered ideal by Hindus for spiritual and divine purposes. These are also being made increasingly for utility purposes too...
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  • Adivasi Paintings, a Distinct Painting Tradition

    Tribal art is considered very special, especially in a country like India, where they are present in significant numbers. Their distinct culture and isolation in remote areas, have resulted in unique traditions, which is reflected often in their art forms.
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  • Kalamkari

    Kalamkari is a highly popular form of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile and paintings, which is created mostly in countries like India and Iran.
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  • Kondapalli Toys

    Kondapalli toys are world famous for their special wood. Kondapalli toys add a touch of aesthetics to drawing rooms with their finely created figurines.
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  • Wood carvings

    The artisans are known for their comprehensive range of exquisitely patterned pieces of wood carvings that adds aesthetic beauty to the home and office environment.
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  • Bobbili Veena

    Made from pure jackfruit wood, a full-sized Bobbili Veena, also known as ‘Saraswati Veena’ is distinguished from the ones made in Thanjavur, Mysore and other places in India.
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