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  • Elaborate Wooden Panels of Andhra

    Woodworks are always known for its unique charm, and they are among the commonly made handicrafts in our country. There are numerous varieties and range of handicrafts that are made using wood, which looks quite attractive and charming as invaluable artefacts....
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  • Ubiquitous Antiques of Wooden Origin

    India has a rich forest cover, which has provided ample resources for creating priceless handicrafts from a very long time. Bamboo craft in India is very popular, owing to its ecofriendly attributes. Right from ancient times, bamboo crafts constituteda significant position with India producing a large amount of bamboo and cane....
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  • Award-Winning Puppet Maker of Andhra Pradesh

    Shadow puppetry was born in China nearly 4000 years ago. These are still popular in China and Indonesia. Native Americans and Aztecs still make use of animal puppets for their religious rituals. Puppets are broadly classified into four kinds, namely marionettes i.e. string puppets, shadow puppets rod puppets and glove puppets ...
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  • Adorable Artefacts of an Andhra Town

    The art of toy-making has evolved greatly in recent times. The ubiquitous Kondapalli toy is not only a decorative piece, but also an article of reverence to most Telugus across the world.Handicrafts have thrived for generations in this village located close to Vijayawada. . .
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  • Exclusive Terracotta Made by Palamaner Artisans

    Terracotta is a term used generally for sculptures made in earthenware, and also those forms created for various utilitarian purposes like vessels, flower pots, bricks etc. Pottery is a specialized art that has always fascinated art lovers...
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  • Indelible Impact in the World of Art and Music

    Musical instruments have always been part of our diverse culture, representing the rich traditions of our society. The instruments are not only used for practice, but these are also considered to be great masterpieces of art, adorning our living rooms and drawing rooms...
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  • Brass Making That Redefines Metal Art ware

    India, in general and several destinations in the country are known for their historic association with several art forms. Art which uses Metal to make artefacts of great value has been a prized tradition of many rural areas in India..
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  • Vocational Skill of a Rural Community

    Andhra Pradesh is well-known all over for the numerous skills and handicrafts which have developed over generations in many places across the state. Some of these crafts are home-based vocations like crochet lace making.
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  • Invaluable, Exotic Artefacts Made of Wood

    Exotic handicrafts are quite popular for its antiquity, as they are derived from rare wood, and this is something which makes Indian handicrafts most sought after. Red Sanderwood is used to create a very unique collection of idols, handicrafts, and other artefacts.
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  • Yesteryear Legacy of Harham carpets

    Carpets have always been a great element of attraction and there are many carpet making clusters in our country that have been producing carpets of export quality. Most of these are in North India, while some of them are in South India too. Carpet making is a very tedious process which requires lot of skill and patience, until the desired output is obtained!
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  • Ancient Art That Brings Life into the Divine!

    The art of carving on stone and wood has been in practice from times immemorial. Stone carving art is the foundation for sculptures that have been a part of our culture and traditions from a very long time. The stones to be carved are chosen carefully and the skilled artisan community in Andhra Pradesh are quite adept at this art, which has been carried over from decades among these communities.
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  • The Splendor of Jamdani Patterns

    There are certain aspects of our culture and traditions that remain strong and thrive to this day. The choice and style of attire among Indian women, especially those in the South have always attracted the attention of rest of the world and fashionistas alike. No matter, the advent of stylish modern wear, traditional sarees have a great appeal of their own. Over the years, sarees too have gone modern, whilst retaining the traditional charm.
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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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