Indian handicrafts are an authentic expression of the ancient heritage of India. The sheer diversity and variety of handicrafts created by craftsmen, artisan communities, designers and artisans is min-boggling. The proof of original creativity is in the internationally recognised 'Geographical Indicators' (GI) secured by our Chanderi sarees, Lucknowi sarees, Kolhapuri chappals, Naga shawls, Channapatna toys and Ilkal sarees.
Since export markets are crucial for Indian handicrafts, most of the artisan groups have gone online. In addition, small handicraft producers have found good success on e-commerce platforms.