Handicrafts mean a work of art made by hand. Usually handicrafts are used as decorative pieces. They are made using very simple tools and hands. This is the traditional way of making goods. The handicrafts often have either cultural or religious significance. Handicrafts can not be mass produced.
There is a difference between a handicraft and a piece of arts and crafts. The things that come under the term art and craft are used only for decoration. The handicraft item on the other hand is made for personal use. It is more of a traditional work and it is created as a part necessary in the daily life.
India the history of handicrafts go back to the beginning
of civilization. It is aptly described as ' the craft
of people'. Even in those times individuality was
respected and the skill of the hands was appreciated.
There are different things included in the handicrafts. They can be classified as :