Handicraft In India

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The handicraft and some skilled worker earn their living by these kinds of jobs it’s a means of livelihood to the weaker section of the society just about next to agriculture industry in India. “As per the (2009 -2010) census report there are 23.77 lakh handloom employing 43.31 lack weavers and allied workers in India.” The change is the thinking process and the neo- liberal thought process has set new standards for these poor artisans, who now have to keep up with the pace of the change in the demands of the consumer and their taste and preferences. The certain landmarks in the Indian history has lead this drastic but slow change in the society like the liberation , privatisation and industrialisation and mainly the green revolution that…show more content…
In the early years the exchange of goods happened with giving cotton fabrics in exchange of other commodities. The production of phulkari’s with the rich coloured threads imported from Afghanistan and Persia still continues in Punjab , it is the part of the Punjab’s closely packed cultural heritage . In ancient times it was just a hobby for the women in Punjab but after industrial revolution and British invasion the west recognised the artisan’s talent and bought it to their counties so therefore the countries like America and Europe started demanding this beautiful piece of art. The phulkari patterns and designs changed now they had a market demand in different countries abroad from the basic flowers and block designs the advancement of phulkari happened to animal designs and human figures to represent the Indian touch to the piece but the bright colours and bold designs couldn’t last long in the western market and the art form faced a huge set back from being a cultural symbol practise now making phulkari’s became a commercial practise which fail. The making of phulkari is no machine based work, its fully skilled based work done by the local women of Punjab. The weaving of these phulkari’s has a cultural, historical importance to the women of Punjab. Since their childhood they have…show more content…
it has well established railway network as well as road and air network . Phulkari production is exported in countries like Canada, London, and U.S.A because of its popular demand in the west. After the British rule the exchange widen from India to foreign countries and the local economy of Punjab became better. The government reintroduced the handicraft to the Indian and foreign market with the help of the new schemes and emporium exhibition of traditional artefacts. So therefore in Punjab is one of the states who export

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