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Brass, marble, jute and more: Show off your roots with Indian handicrafts

Add jute, brass and clay handicrafts to your home, says an expert.

more lifestyle Updated: Sep 12, 2016 10:12 IST
Add jute, metal wooden, marble and other handicrafts to your home and bring an earthy touch.
Add jute, metal wooden, marble and other handicrafts to your home and bring an earthy touch.(Shutterstock)

Be it your food or home decor, machine-processed stuff is no longer cool. Decorate your home with Indian handicrafts and boast the beautiful, interesting and intricate handicrafts made by our own artisans of the country.

Add jute, brass and clay handicrafts to your home, says an expert. Cheenu Gupta, Co-founder of Divinehaat.com, an e-commerce portal of handicraft goods, has shared some ideas:

Brass handicrafts

Brass provides a durable and sturdy decor option. There are many brass handicrafts and show pieces like vases, table tops, wall art, lamps, ornament boxes, plates, bowls and figurines.

True brass tends to oxidize quickly when exposed to air and hence check that the brass product you are buying has been given a clear coating of lacquer. Brass products need regular polishing to keep the shine intact and remove tarnishing.

Jute handicrafts

Give a wow factor to your drawing room with one of the most affordable natural fibers Jute. There is a huge range of jute products which includes bags, rugs, lamps, tables, office stationery, curtains wall-hangings and many more.

Jute products are eco friendly and offer a natural, green way to decorate the house.

Clay handicrafts

Clay pottery is supposed to be one of the most ancient forms of handicrafts in India.

You can choose from lovely terracotta planters or clay serving utensils and beautiful vases to decor the house. Not only these products look beautiful but food cooked in the pottery is considered good for health. There are multiple types of clay pottery - terracotta, red, black and grey pottery.

Wooden handicrafts

Decorate your house with wooden furniture, toys, utensils, decorative pieces, jewellery and many more designer household goods like lamp shades, candle stands, vermillion boxes, jewellery boxes, bangle holders.

Carved wood furniture is a treasured furniture item in a lot of homes.

Dhokra handicrafts

Dhokra is one of the oldest forms of handicrafts. Dhokra candle stands, pen stands, ash trays, horses, elephants, peacocks, owls, religious images, measuring bowls and other show pieces give an extra edge to the corner of your house.

Dhokra cast metal and ironware has a rugged vibrancy about it. It looks beautiful in any corner of your home.

Marble handicrafts

To enhance the beauty of your house decorate it with marble decorative vase, marble elephants for the drawing room, pooja thali, idols of god for the spiritual room.

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Art and metal ware handicrafts

Wall art designing for living room is a new trend. One can choose from varieties of designs to go in sync with your living room.

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