Handicraft Clay Pen Holder
The craft traditions of India have depredation of time and several foreign invasions and continue to flourish till date. It is mainly due to the open mindedness of the Indian handicrafts men to accept and assimilate new ideas.
The history of Indian handicrafts is very old. There are numerous examples of handicrafts from the Indus Valley Civilization. The tradition of crafts in India has grown around religious values, needs of the common people and also the needs of the ruling elites. In addition to this foreign and domestic trade have also played an important role in the evolution of different craft forms in India.
the handicrafts men flourished in the field of pottery, weaving, wood carving, metal working,jewelry etc. The contribution of the Cholas and the Vijay nagar Empire in the field of bronze sculpture, silk weaving, jewelry, temple carving is simply unparalleled. The Mughal period was the golden period in the history of Indian art, craft and culture. The Mughals brought with them a rich heritage. The Mughals introduced methods like inlay work, glass engraving, carpet weaving,brocades, enameling etc.