The story of handicraft is the story of dying art, the story of the death of the artisans of India. God created hands and these hands created beautiful items to suffice their daily needs. Its beauty lies in the fact that it cannot be learnt in some school of art but is passed from one generation to another and thus comes the need to conserve it. There are artisans who have been trying to preserve the talent and traditions but how long will they battle alone?We,at some point need to help preserve it, and the best part is, that these handicraft items are so beautiful, that it can make your home and wardrobe get a whole new renovation. Find out, where you can go handicraft shopping in Delhi.
Central Cottage Industries Emporium:
This place is a shopper’s delight as it gives a complete shopping experience. Huge building having 5 floors to explore, you get the best and finest Indian handicraft under one roof. From furniture to statues to clothing to decoration to the paintings you get everything here in abundance. Unlike the markets, this place is hustle free and quite relaxing. You will not have to worry about haggling here since it is a government sponsored place. Foreigners and tourists will always be seen here, that’s a wise one indeed.
Where: Ground Floor, Jawahar Vypar Bhawan, Janpath, HC Mathur Lane, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Dilli haat is the mecca for the tourists and the localities to buy anything you can think of. It is a home to thousands of handicraft and hand loom artisans and a treasure house of craft. Huge open place, just apt to hang out in peace and enjoy lovely food from all the states. It will transport you to the magical world of art and heritage by giving you a fascinating panorama of craft. This place has a good collection of rose wood and sandalwood carvings, traditional jewelries, silk and wool fabrics etc.
Where: INA, Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi
Pitam Pura (Near TV Tower), New Delhi
Janakpuri Rd, Janakpuri, New Delhi
Janpath which means people’s path is one of the main roads of Delhi which is home to all the handicrafts. This place has some traditional and modern handicrafts you will want to take home to decorate your place. Musical instruments, wall hangings, bangles, hindu idols, beads, shawls, scarves and what not. You will find the cheapest handicrafts here at this customer favorite place. A must visit for everyday trendy wear.
Where: Near Cannaught Place
The Tibetan market, also known as Monastery market is a major hit among the youngsters and splurging shopaholics. Tibetan market has a very huge collection of artifacts like paintings, antiques, wooden lamps, incense and jewelry. Semi precious stones are the major attraction of this market. All the items here are impressive and worth buying.
Where: Ladakh Buddhist Vihar, Civil Lines, New Delhi
State Emporia complex:
This place has got the best artwork of every state for you. State Emporia has a line of shops, representing various states of India. The mesmerising collection of art works has an aesthetic appeal. Take home the miniature paintings of Gujarat and madhubani paintings of Bihar. The Trimurti emporium of Maharashtra will provide you with some good potter and lac made items; while the Cauvery emporium of Karnataka has some beautiful terracotta arts and sandal wood crafts waiting.
Where: Palika Kendra, Arya School Ln, Raja Bazar Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Indian Handicrafts Emporium:
Since 1966, this place has been one of the most popular handicraft shopping destinations. They are famous for manufacturing and supplying premium quality range of Dhokra Castings, Exquisite Brassware, Tribal Arts of Bastar, Silk Fabrics, Itinerary, Kundan Jewellery, Jewellery, Carpets of Kashmir and Chess Sets. The products are of upmost quality designed and crafted by expert and experienced people. Seems perfect to check out for an interior redo.
Where: Meharuli, South Delhi, Delhi