Arts and Crafts


Art and Crafts are entirely human creations, they need human excellence, passion and love to be brought forth. Art and Craft vary in their quality and nature. The arts and crafts movement took shape in late 19th and early 20th century. The people who started this movement were William Morris and Edwin Lutyens. Some forms of Arts and Crafts were practiced since ancient days while some other are modern innovations. Industrial Revolution and the increasing productivity had decreased the quality of Arts and Crafts. It had even disheartened the quality people in their respective fields but for past some decades the scenario of art and crafts has changed and the people have got rid of the obsession of machine-made products. Presently handicrafts are being adopted as the vocational media and it is also opted for the leisure pursuit.

Types of Arts and Crafts:

In the field of Arts and Crafts there are too many variations; still they can be divided into a number of categories.

Textile Art and Crafts:

Banner Making- It is an ancient art concept of sewing banners, by applying the techniques of appliqué, embroidery, fabric painting, patchwork and many others.

Canvas Work- It is an embroidery work. Long fibers are stitched together. Basically canvas works include needlepoint, petit point and bargello.

Some other forms of arts and Crafts include, Cross-stitch, Crocheting, Curve stitching and Embroidery, Knitting and Lace making

Wood Arts and Crafts

Jewelry Making: Making of jewelry requires many precious and semi-precious stones as gemstones and coins. Modern forms of jewelry making include gold, platinum and silver metals.

Pottery: Pottery wares are made by the potters, the place for making pottery is called potteries.

Sculpting: Sculpting again is an old form of Craft. The man who participates in making sculptor is called ‘sculptor’. Other forms of wood art include woodworking, cabinet making, chip carving, marquetry and wood burning.

Handicrafts Trade
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