Glass

Glass
This highly brittle and solid material has been in existence for thousands of years. It is believed that glass had existed since the beginning of time. Today the uses and applications of glass is immense. It finds use in the manufacture of scientific research equipments. It is most widely used for eye accessories. In the art and craft world, it is used to make toys, vases, crockery and beads.

Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with glass as the entire community is involved with this craft. Traditionally this town produced only glass bangles but presently glass table ware and other...
The technique of painting on glass in India originated in the second half of the 18th century, chiefly owing to the influence of Chinese artists who lived and worked for the nobility and royalty....
Artists at Ahemedabad design beautiful stained glass screens, window panes, lamps etc. The work effect is almost like traditional glass paintings. The colours used are locally available and the...
Thanjavur has craftspersons who work on the cut glass mirror work craft. Craftspersons decorate painted wooden figures with broken or cut glass and further make them attractive with gold and silver...
Tribals are extremely fond of jewellery and ornaments. Coloured beads are often strung together as simple necklaces and worn around the neck. Others make the beads into attractive patterns. The...
Land of fashion and people of fun and frolic nature spend lot of time in making designer wares. Mirrors are fixed on the fabrics of all sorts and with the help of needle the embroidery is done. Items...
Murals fashioned with clay and embedded with mirror act as an outer decoration for small cupboards and large storage jars. Designs include flowers, leaves, animals, birds and the Sun. The craftsmen...
Amritsar the most sacred place of Punjab has skilled artists working in glass ware and produce products which are pleasing to the eye. Cut glass for decanters, bowls, ash trays, flower vases, ice...
Jaisalmer is the trade centre for embroidery and mirror work items. Quilts are appliqued with geometrically shaped pieces of dark colours. Camel and horse saddles are decked with embroidery and...
Popularly known as moti bharat, the bead work of Saurashtra is a ritual oriented craft and plays an important role in the life of women. Indhonis, mangal kalash, and nariyal, torans, made of...