The Indian Handicrafts Sector Beauty In Products, Personified

IITF Delhi
When it comes to producing handicrafts and embroidered products, few countries match up to the Indian craftsmen in terms of sheer artistic acumen, designing abilities and a sense of balance in color and texture. Over the passage of time, the Indian handicrafts industry has taken rapid strides towards growth, emerging as a major source of revenue for a large number of professionals involved in this sector in the last few years. Shows like the Delhi Trade Fair 2011 have gone a long way in providing that extra fillip in the course of development of the Indian handicrafts sector too.

In India, artisans are involved in producing a wide range of varied handicraft products and accessories. Textiles, jewelry items, stone craft, woodwork products and glass items are some of the most popular form of Indian handicrafts. The ceramic sector in the country is also worth a special mention. With the industry undergoing rapid evolution and growth, handicraft experts need to keep a tab on the latest innovations and happenings from this sector. This is precisely where the Delhi Trade Fair and other such trade events come to their aid.

Handicrafts of Indian origin are of great demand in the global markets as well.

A major chunk of the total handicraft production every year is exported to foreign countries, with USA and UK being two of the major buyers of Indian handicraft products. The labor-intensive nature of this sector also suits the Indian economy, with manpower being in abundant supply in the country, and that too, at relatively cheap rates. A thorough insight into the various opportunities that are available in the handicrafts sector can be obtained by visiting the Delhi Trade Fair 2011, where attendees have the scope of interacting with industry professionals too.

The journey of the Indian handicrafts industry has, however, not been a uniformly smooth one. Till a few years back, the sector received minimal support from the Government, while there was a dearth of skilled and qualified artisans too. The unavailability of sophisticated machine tools also acted as a major deterrent. The story of the Indian handicrafts sector of overcoming such hurdles to become an industry of worth more than USD 1.2 billion is remarkable indeed. The hard work and perseverance of artisans, coupled with continuous upgradations in technology have been the chief causes of the success of the industry. A glimpse of the modern handicraft machinery can be had at the Trade Fair Delhi Pragati Maidan.

Locations like Moradabad, Ferozabad, Sanganer, Bagru and Narsapur have become famous for the specialized handicraft products that are available here. With more and more varieties of handicrafts coming up, a healthy competition among several handicraft production centers has emerged, driving up manufacturing efficiency levels. With high levels of domestic as well as international demand, the Indian handicrafts industry seems poised for greater heights in future.