Karnataka Crafts Traditional Outlook

Karnataka Crafts:

Karnataka crafts are very beautiful and have decorative abilities. The craftspersons in Karnataka are transforming their skills from one generation to another. In the past times the kings, the landlords played the role of patrons to thrive the crafts. First The crafts

karnataka crafts

are Pottery, Ivory carving, wood carving, Kasuti embroidery and Cheennapatna toys. Hence the traditional craftsmen inlaid rosewood and ebony with Ivory. So the household articles, powder boxes, bowls, Puja mandapas and wall hangings are famous Karnataka crafts.

Karnataka Traditional Crafts:

The wood is used to carve beautiful carving articles. However the carved articles are very realistic and make amaze the viewers. Mysore is famous for the carving on fragrant Srigandha Sandalwood. The craftsmen are very technique and tremendous influence on carving birds, animals, flowers and creepers. The channapatna toys are the testimony to the artists to estimate their skills. Beside of these the cooking vessels, trams, trucks and other objects are well-formed in an artistic way. Karnataka has a lot of forest area that provides the raw material for the wood carving crafts. Many ancient temples decorated with rich decorative designs and the idols and other figures carved with realistic features. Here the wood carved crafts are famous all over the world.

Karnataka Crafts Pottery:

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The village Khanpur, Belgeum District is well known for Pottery. Here the craft men skilled in Pottery making, especially pottery in the district is famous for doing the large size of Jars and containers, use to store the food items in the houses. Almost the craftsmen use local clay to make Pottery and craw beautiful designs on the pots.


Weaving, another famous craft in Karnataka and also a household craft of Karnataka. Here the craftsmen weave very colorful cotton sarees in dark earthy colors and use chocolate colors to mark the saree borders. Generally, these sarees are in mat design with white and yellow colors. The Pallu based sarees weave in cotton or silk yarn. Karnataka is famous for Irkal Saris, which made with bright colors like red, Peacock blue and parrot green.

The Crafts Embroidery:

Karnataka is famous for Kasuti Embroidery crafts. The embroidery designs adopted from architecture designs, animal figures and many other objects. Since the Craft men use two stitches in embroidery to bring beautiful designs. The first stitch line is a gavanti line or double running stitch and the second line is ZigZag stitch.

Crafts Durries:

Navalgand Village is very famous for Durries, which are in Dharwad district. The durries are designs with stunning colors. Since the craftsmen use the geometrical Juxtaposition. The Durries are not only famous in India but also in foreign countries. The other special durrie is Sutada durries, these are very simple horizontal stripes in different colors. In the past time, Craftsmen made very beautiful Ivory Crafts.