Traditional Indian Art and Craft Ideas among Young Artisans

Creativity is very fertile and it is difficult to stereotype the creativity. But every country, culture and even individual has a distinct style and this style is the representation of that particular country, culture and individual. In a country like India where so many different cultures co exist peacefully, the treasure of traditional art and craft is highly diversified. Every culture or sect is so different from each other still it is its core Indianness which binds them together as one unit called India and this unity is reflected in traditional Indian art and crafts as well. So, let us discuss these Indian art and craft ideas and upcoming young Indian artisans’ role in this field.

There are some motifs they are so intrinsically Indian that whenever we come across them we  think of India. Elephant, lotus, different deities, peacock, Jamini Roy or Raja Ravi Verma paintings represent India in most popular ways. When we discuss traditional Indian art and craft ideas, these motifs make special mention as they keep making appearance in different pieces of art and craft. A beautifully adorned elephant in Rajasthan forts, lotus in the Taj Mahal etc can be considered as bright examples. These images also appear in Indian clothes, either woven or painted.

Different types of earthen pottery are considered Indian art and crafts and young artists take a great deal of interest in such type of art ideas. Though the concept of meenakari was popular in the earthen vase, bowls and plates, in modern days the traditional Indian art and craft ideas have blended well with contemporary concepts. The most heartening fact is that young generation takes a great deal of interest in them which gives rise to fresh batches of artisans every year. Art colleges are successfully nurturing and honing the raw talent of these young artists. Success of different art galleries, their advanced bookings, or pottery boutiques and workshops coming up every day speaks galore of the interest of young minds in the field of creativity. As a matter of fact, earthen jewellery especially terracotta is very popular in urban female and their demand is increasing in foreign countries as well.

The weavers in villages of India who weave sarees using handloom are dying of hunger. And with them this art is dying as well. Power loom has taken over which produces more number of sarees, stoles and dupatta in lesser time and price. The artisans are neither skilled or getting aid from the government to equip themselves with the knowledge to run a power loom. They are no longer interested in transferring the legacy of this art to their future generation as they know it would not help them earn a square meal. But with the help of some young designers and energetic minded people, provisions are made to revive this art and turn into a flourishing industry. This is another area where we can say traditional Indian art and craft ideas among young artisans is no less than their predecessors.

Though we often say that young generation is oblivious of the rich heritage and culture of India, but it is not true, at least not in case of Indian art and craft ideas. They are willing to know about it, restore it, pursue it, revive it and do everything to help it get the long lost position. Young artisans are serious about their choices and with correct guidance they can hit their target. All they need is motivation. And if it is done, in no time, traditional Indian art and craft ideas will become popular within and beyond the national boundaries.

Dhokra art of Dhenkanal and future of it.

Odisha is place of art and culture and it’s well-known for her handicrafts which show the skill and creativity of her skilled artisans. Odisha’s brass work, silver work, terracotta art objects, and applique work are exclusive examples of artistic quality. Dhokra art is one of the famous handicraft items of Odisha.

Dhokra Art of Dhenkanal
Dhokra Art of Dhenkanal

Dhokra Casting: A mere alloy of brass and bell metal coupled with the skill of the artisans produces amazing pieces of art which are very much famous in all over the world. These are some places like Khurda, Puri, Dhenkanal and Ganjam where this arts are made. The Dhokra art generally symbolizes folk culture and requires a lot of patience. Next time you see a tall golden man with extra long legs do enquire, it might just be a masterpiece by one of our tribes.

There are some places of Dhenkanal, where Dhokra casting done. Those places are Sadeibereni of Sadar Block, Badamuktapasi of Bhuban Block and Khajuriakata of Hindol Block. These people doing this work are very skilled and hard working artist. They design many things by using this alloy of brass and bell metal. These designs are not only in India in frozen country also like this art. So many products are transported from India to all over the world by online shopping. In past time these products can’t reach properly to the customers, but now by online shopping people everywhere know about these products and purchasing it.

Now the craze of online marketing and E-commerce gradually increasing day by day, and by the effect of this the future of Dhokra art looking brighter. Because before this online shopping only the local people of nearby cities are purchasing these products but now from every corner of the world people can knowing about these product, they directly viewing the images and purchasing.

So from these things we can come to a conclusion that the future of Dhokra art of Dhenkanal is very good and it’s gradually developing day by day.

Indian handloom and handicrafts export to USA

Now this is the time of globalization and every country trying to export their various types of products in different other countries for the growth of their countries economy, so as our country India also exporting various products in different countries to develop the standard of our economy. Some famous products like Indian handloom and handicraft products are very much appreciated by the peoples of USA, they like the fine work of Indian skilled workers in handloom products like saris, lehengas and dresses etc and various types of handicraft products. So now Indian handloom and handicraft products are exported to USA and the people of USA like these products very much.

Indian Handloom and Handicrafts Export to USA
Indian Handloom and Handicrafts Export to USA

Indian handloom products like different types of Saree, Lehengas and dresses etc are now export to USA and the peoples  of USA like these products very much   so the quantity of the export of these products are increasing day by day. This export of these handloom and handicraft products also affects the economy of India, the people who are working on the handloom product and handicraft product manufacturing companies are also  getting benefit from this  exporting products to USA, because they are getting a good amount for their products. So the economic condition of these workers are developing day by day. Not only the workers many other people are getting benefits from this, like the small business mans and other middle mans are also earning some money from this so by this the economic condition of India also developing. And on the other hand those people are purchasing these products in USA, are get good quality and fine art products which they don’t get from anywhere else so both sides of people are getting benefit from this exporting of Indian handloom and handicraft products to USA.

Now we come to a conclusion that exporting of Indian handloom and handicraft products providing benefits to both sides of peoples.