Travel Agent for India - Art and Craft Tours
India has an amazing variety of unique arts and crafts that display the talented craftsmanship of its artists and artisans since time immemorial. It is said that the art and craft tradition of a people indicate the level of development of their society; the Indian civilization has far outdone many other civilizations ever since the Indus Valley and Harappa age. A special Arts and Crafts of India holiday package tour of India will give you an in depth look at the various styles and techniques of the history, origin and development of art and craft in India. We are a leading travel agent and tour operator for India who offer special art and craft tours of India, and complete travel and tour services anywhere in India.
Indian handicrafts are as varied and as diverse as shell craft, paper-mache, bead craft, tie-and-die and embroidery and appliqué work, gem and jewelry craft, wood carving and carpet making to name a few. Be it any material or substance, India is sure to have a craft tradition in it.
India is a leading producer of silk weaves and chanderi silk and south silk sarees are famous all over the world. Orissa has a strong tradition of silk weaving. Ikat is a dyeing process where during the dyeing portions of the thread that are not to be dyed a particular color are bound with tape before the thread is dipped in the dye. This painstaking tie-and-dye technique is over a thousand years old.
Rangoli is the art of floor painting, which is one of the earliest evidences of painting in India. Designs are geometric patterns formed with dots and lines to make squares, circles, swastikas, lotus, trident, fish, conch shell footprints, creepers and trees, and are considered auspicious. The vintage art of woodcut printing suffered a bit in the wake of industrialism but has still managed to retain its position as one of India's prominent crafts. Folk art of Rajasthan is a colorful and exotic mix of brightly dyed fabrics, rich carvings, and plenty of souvenirs that you can take home. Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its carpets and woven shawls.
Intricate marble inlay work is another special Indian craft. The Taj Mahal and buildings within the Red Fort of Agra are testimony to this beautiful art that requires painstaking labor, dexterous hands and sharp eyes. Marble tabletops, trinket boxes, decoration pieces etc. can be taken home as souvenirs.
The delicate artwork of Chikankari of Lucknow is famous throughout the world. The white-thread embroidery on cotton cloth in mostly floral designs is a delightful art that was patronized by the Nawabs, and is now no longer restricted to cotton. a summery Indian chikan kurts ia a must have of every wardrobe.
Tribal art tradition is very strong in India, with tribes of different regions having unique arts and crafts. Wood carving, mask painting, Madhubani and miniature painting, glass painting, etc. are some of the numerous indegenouis forms of art and craft that exist in India.
Out travel agent and tour opwerators can offer you unique art and craft tours of India that will give you a close look at the rich art and craft tradition of some rare and awe inspiring art forms of India. You can interact with artisans and craftsmen, watch them work and hear their very own story of what it is to be to be devoted to an art form all their life. Our travel agents and tour operators will also provide you with complete travel and tour bookings, hotel bookings and transport facilities for the entire duration of your stay.
So the next time you buy a Pashmina shawl or an exquisite woodcarving catches your eye, think about going on an arts and craft tour of India and get acquainted with its rich art and craft tradition. This time it will be a vacation with a difference!