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South Indian Handicrafts

South India Handicrafts

The Integral Part Of Rich South India

The land of south India is blessed with rich culture and heritage. This rich culture is no manifested in its handicrafts, which make it a shopper's paradise. Handicrafts have always been a remarkable feature of Indian art and crafts. South India is yet another great site offering ample astounding handicrafts. The artisans are expert in making these extraordinary handicrafts with dexterity. These traditional, colourful and attractive handicraft items are quite popular among the tourists.

Almost every state in the southern belt has developed its unique style of manufacturing the rarest of handicrafts. A few are listed below:

Andhra Pradesh (mostly made by the local tribes)

  • Banjara Needle Crafts
  • Budithi Brassware
  • Durgi Stone Craft
  • Veena (a musical instrument) Manufacturing
  • Bidri Craft
  • Dokra Metal Crafts
  • Bronze Castings
  • Kondapalli Toys


  • Wood Carving
  • Stone and Ivory Carving
  • Sandalwood Items
  • Silk Weaving
  • Bidriware

Tamil Nadu

  • Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
  • Famous Paintings of Tanjore
  • Small Musical Instruments from Wood
  • Fine Mats and Woodcraft
  • Articles made from Palm Leaves and Palmyra Fibres
  • Brass and Bronze Statues
  • Metalware
  • Hand Woven Clothes
  • Paintings
  • Stone Sculptures
  • Jewellery


  • Lace and Embroidery Work
  • Snake Boats made of Ivory
  • Gold and Silver Jewellery
  • Bamboo Mat Paintings
  • Wood Carvings
  • Idols of Gods and Goddesses made of Metal and Sandalwood
  • Kathakali Dolls and Masks
  • Lamps


  • Perfumed Candles
  • Incense Sticks
  • Handmade Paper
  • Pottery
  • Leather Items
  • Khadi Garments

These handicrafts not only add a charm to the attractions of the respective state, but also serve as a medium of livelihood to most of the artisans. Handicraft industry is one of the finest industries in south India. Be it a needle craft or bronze castings, metal craft or stone craft- these items are made in a way that you can easily add them in your lifestyle. Your trip to south India is undoubtedly incomplete without getting a glimpse of its beautiful handicrafts, which depict the unbelievable talent of the craftsmen.

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