With Amazon’s Great Republic Day Sale scheduled from 17–20 January 2022, you can now salute our unsung heroes – India’s artisan communities and small homegrown brands – by showing appreciation for their artistic creations and heritage products.
Indian handicrafts are much more than just showpieces. In fact, they carry an emotion, a history, and a very distinct identity stemming from their region of origin. Indian craftspeople have preserved and passed on the tradition and romance of our ageless textiles and handicrafts for generations, keeping our heritage alive and thriving.
This Republic Day, we bring you a range of ethnic arts and crafts for you and your loved ones, especially curated by small business owners across the length and breadth of India.
Jaipuri Cotton Bed Linen with Kantha Work
These colourful and intricately embroidered bed sheets are a perfect amalgamation of the textile traditions of eastern and western India. Kantha is a traditional embroidery style native to eastern India. These beautiful cotton bed sheets and pillow covers with typical Rajasthani motifs, hand embroidered with kantha work by rural artisans, give your bedroom a traditional and elegant look.
The origins of Telangana’s traditional ikat weaves are mapped to the art murals of Ajanta caves, dating back to the 2nd century B.C. About 50 metres of this heritage fabric takes almost a month to weave! The Pochampally ikat finds its way across multiple articles that adorn our homes and festive apparel. This popular weave has even found itself fashioned as vibrant curtains for the windows of the White House.
Use the Pochampally ikat’s bold geometrical designs as sarees, dupattas, and home linen.
Handmade Bamboo Tray
Bamboo crafts, the traditional products of North East India, epitomise environment-friendly and climate friendly solutions for our homes. Buy these trendy and eco-friendly trays, handwoven by rural women and youth from eastern and north-eastern India, as table wear as well as wall hangings. They are ideal for a stylish, yet completely organic way of serving your guests. Kadam Haat showcases products made by rural communities and invests the proceeds in uplifting them.
Kashmiri Carpets & Rugs
These traditional Kashmiri carpets and rugs bring in an element of timeless elegance to your home. Handmade by master craftsmen using artificial silk and hand-knotted fringes, they are perfect for your living spaces.
Try them as living room wall hangings too!
Madur Kathi Place Mats
Traditional and eco-friendly products from Bengal and eastern India, madur kathis are known for their durability. What began as simple mats for a rural home has now evolved to table-linen as well as bags and fashion accessories.
These traditional products are handwoven on the loom with dried natural fibre reeds and coloured threads. They are the perfect alternative to plastic products, and a better option for your table needs.
The Madur Kathi place mat set weaves simplistic style, history and tradition seamlessly.
Sheesham Wood Spice Box
Spices are traditional to India, and so is the Sheesham tree, or Indian Rosewood. It is said that no two pieces of the Indian Rosewood resemble each other. Hence, a Sheesham wood spice box like this one is sure to add a touch of unique elegance to your kitchen.
Craft Castle showcases handcrafted wooden creations by traditional craftsmen.
Handmade Dry Flower Resin Jewellery
This delicate piece of nature is a charming gift for women. All the flowers and herbs are handpicked, gently dried, and ensconced in resin. Petals and leaves placed in resin retain their colour for many years.
Buy these unique handcrafted pieces for their uber chic look!
Jute Jars for Your Home
Add a rustic-chic touch to your home with these handcrafted jute jars that come with cute little jute flowers on top. Not only are these handmade boxes eco-friendly and affordable, but lend themselves to multiple uses around your home and work area. Use them to store stationery on your desk, dry fruits on your dining table, jewellery in your salon, or even knick-knacks in your living space. These charming little jars are also ideal for gifting.
Did you know that jute is the second most highly produced natural fibre in India, second only to cotton? In comparison with plastics and synthetic fibres, jute is completely biodegradable and causes zero harm to the environment.