India has a rich history of handicrafts. The arts and crafts always reflected the culture and traditions of the era. Although Indian handicrafts have survived over centuries, off late they are on the verge of extinction due to globalization. Many artisans from rural areas are making products and selling them locally. In most of the cases they are unable sell it at a price commiserate with their efforts due to lack of buyers /buying power. As a result many of the skilled artisans live in abject poverty without any prospects of a better future. But with some support it’s possible for them to sell to urban areas/open market and earn decent livelihood.
Buying handmade goods is a great way to support Indian handicrafts.