A stylish and well-dressed foreigner passed by me making her way with best bargaining skills she could gather in busy yet bright streets of Colaba Causeway in the city of Mumbai.
When I said stylishly dressed and bright street of Colaba Causeway, let not the image of a girl in pencil skirt and stilettos conjure in your imagination for she dressed keeping in trend of what has been spoken about in groups of new age hippies and designer shops hitherto and now, something that is ecofriendly and chic, something elegant and cool- Ethnic Handicraft Collections from India!
For she wears a bright and multi colored skirt straight from woven fabrics of Rajasthan , lots of thick and thin, of ivory and embroidered, bangles on her wrist or with a bandhani straight from busy as bee with hums of conch shells streets of Gujarat, draped around her neck. And with an immaculately sewed bag made with an infinite perseverance by magical weavers of Assam, a state famous for its silk fabric, she looks like a lovely human without boundaries yet so Indian in her essence.
Thus, what would be that one term that describes the mood of voguish and street shoppers alike?
Ohh the aficionados of handicrafts and nature lover, isn’t ecofriendly handicraft the tag we are looking for?
Scenario in India
Some of the important hubs of the Indian handicrafts industry are Moradabad (also known as the ‘Peetalnagari’- city of brass, noted for its brass artifacts), Saharanpur (noted for its wooden artifacts), and Ferozabad (noted for its exclusive glass handicrafts), in Uttar Pradesh.
Other important handicraft producing hubs are Jaipur (famous for its exotic quilts), Bagru and Sanganer (printed textiles) and of course, Jodhpur (famous for its unique wooden and wrought iron furniture), in north western Rajasthan. Kutch (the coastal state of Gujarat) also needs a special mention because of its exotic embroidered handicrafts and Narsapur (Andhra Pradesh) famous for its lace handicrafts. These are only some of the well-known handicrafts of India, the actual list of which is practically endless.1
But what about Ecofriendly-handicrafts?
That is what fashionistas and casual dressers of today’s generation are waking up to, later but better than never.
Moreover, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks on Khadi during his radio talk Mann Ki Baat, has piqued new interest in the public and thereby a surge in demand of all things ethereal and ethnic.
For Instance, there are no boundaries for creativity when you use paper to make craft. Rajalaxmi showcasing her creations at the varied and beautiful www.shopdesinow.com rolled newspapers and painted natural purple color to make this ecofriendly earring pair.
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Or, how about these wonderful eco- friendly basket to stock up all your belongings.
Its 10 inch basket with square shape gives us enough space and all above this painted with eco-friendly natural colors to change our mood and give us the brighter effect?
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Eco friendly handicrafts in India can be compared to large Forests of Gir,known,popular yet vulnerable, something that has huge potential to tap in but yet needs nurturing, conscious innovators and abundant investors who focus not only on protecting craftsmen but also carry forward the tradition with prestige, along with caring for nature and her resources.
We wish you a Nature Conscious, Chic, Stylishly And Ethnic Shopping!