Handicrafts in Delhi

Zardozi-workA skill of making decorative objects by hand or by using minor tools is known as handicraft. Mostly handicraft products are made by using indigenous materials like wood, metal, animal horn, screwpine, glass and many other things.  History of handicrafts dates back to the Stone Age.

The Indian handicraft industry has played a crucial role in terms of providing employment and livelihood to large number of people in rural and urban areas across the country. Art and craft has been significant in our culture since time immemorial when civilization flourished on the banks of the Yamuna.

Delhi, the capital city of India is famous for its art and crafts, as the city had been under rule of various empires and dynasties that brought their rich culture and legacy of art and crafts. Some of them are still in fashion and flourishing

Handicraft Items in Delhi

Lacquer work and pottery figure amongst the popular crafts of the past times, which were commonly used during the rule of Mughals and are still popular among the people of Delhi. Delhi, being the national capital is a hub of artistic and elaborate designs of handicrafts.

Varieties of handlooms, crafts, antique and beaded jewellery, zardozi work dresses, designer bags, households things including tray, tea-coaster, crockeries and host of decorative pieces to be used to beautify homes are available in the markets in Delhi. Apart from private shops in the market handicrafts are also available in the emporiums of various state governments housed in the Connaught Place area in Delhi. Hand woven carpets, shawls, khadi fabrics, beaded and antique jewellery with precious and semi-precious stones can be bought from the shops.

Deli has rich legacy in art, culture and handicrafts. Markets in Delhi have large varieties of dresses with the use of embroidery like zardozi, Chikankari, Sujni, Kantha, Kasuti, Toda, mirror work. Zardozi is one of the oldest and most beautiful embroidery styles of India. It is used extensively in clothing and home decoration. Delhi is among famous zones, known for zardoji work. Zardozi is widely used in dresses as well as apparels, home furnishing, shoes, bags etc.

Handicraft Market in Delhi

Various designer beaded and other handicrafts jewellery is available in the markets of Delhi like Janpath, Tibetan Market, Chandani Chowk, Dilli Haat, Paharganj, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar Market and many other markets in the city.

The beaded contemporary jewellery is suitable for all age groups ranging from college going students to office goers. In addition to jewellery host of designer bags with zardozi work and other handicrafts work are available to enhance the beauty of designer contemporary dresses and jewellery.

As festive seasons are approaching various decorative pieces of terracotta, pottery, wall hangings, bamboo and cane work, wood carvings can be bought from markets.  Handicrafts bed sheet, table cover, jewellery and sweet boxes and many other gift items are available in the above mentioned market. These items are suitable to gift your relatives, families and friends.

In addition to above mentioned permanent markets, handicrafts can be bought from fairs organized at Dilli Haat, Pragati Maidan and Surajkund Mela in Haryana on outskirt of Delhi. Surajkund Mela is an annual extravaganza where artisans get an opportunity to show their skills on the spot and people get to see the working style of the artisans.

With an aim to keep up Indian art and culture, Indian Handicrafts Emporium came into existence in 1960 in Delhi. At Indian Handicraft Emporium you will come across marble work, silver articles, bronze items, sandalwood items, semi-precious stone jewellery necklaces and wooden handicrafts.

To promote, support, protect, maintain and increase the export of handicrafts, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) was established under Companies Act in the year 1986-87.

Handicraft Shops in Delhi

B-63 Khan Market
Opposite DoctorVohra clinic
Phone: 011-24618694,41757383

Bhatt Brothers
A-50, Near St Marks School,
Meera Bagh-Paschim Vihar, Delhi - 110087   

Shri Ganpati Handicrafts

322, Second Floor,
Sainik Vihar, Near Rani Bagh,
Pitampura, Delhi - 110034   
Phone:011- 66737725

Indian Handicrafts Emporium

5, Main Mehrauli Road, Mehrauli,
New Delhi
Phone: 01126519613, 01126514599

Delhi Craft Cottage industries
Khasra No. 264, Near Saket Metro Station
Westend Marg, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Delhi - 110030   
Phone: 011- 66360052

Pakiza Glass Beads
Shop No 1890, NearTurkman Gate
Kala Masjid, Main Road, Chawri Bazar
Delhi - 110006

Creative Arts Products Treasure
10-B, Taimoor Nagar Near Gurudwara
Behind Honey Boney Vegitable Shop,
New Friends Colony, Delhi - 110025     

Divya Gifts and Accessories

40, Sadhna Enclave, Grd Floor,
Malviya Nagar, Delhi - 110017
Phone: 011-67777774

Super Art Gallery

Opposite 3c's,
Main Road Pushpa Market,
Lajpat Nagar II-Lajpat Nagar, Delhi - 110024   
Phone: 011-66742305

Seven Stars Wooden Handicraft
241,Okhla Mandi, Near Kalka Mandir, Okhla, Delhi - 110020
Phone: 011- 66432775

Cottage Emporium Of India Ltd

Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan,S T C Bldg, Janpath, Delhi - 110001
Phone: 011-23326790

Read more about handicraft in Delhi at https://www.handicrafts.nic.in/

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