Bead Crafts


A bead is an object that can used to decorate a person, thing, or place. From genesis of civilizations, people have worn beads to declare their identity, status, and kinship and to bedazzle others and to please themselves. Beads are also used to display power and wealth. Now a day, bead crafts have become very popular worldwide. Various products are crafted using beads in multiple patterns come under the bead crafts.
Beads can be divided into some categories. Such as,

  • Glass Beads
  • Cotton Beads
  • Cotton Beads
  • Plastic Beads
  • Porcelain Beads
  • Metal beads
  • Seed Beads
  • Shell Beads
  • Bone Beads
  • Wooden Beads
  • Bead Accessories

Now, in the market you can find so many items those are the classic illustration of bead crafts, such as

* Bags and Purses,
* Curtain Accessories,
* Fashion Jewelry,
* Home Furnishing,
* Photo Frames,
* Napkin Rings and many more.

Indian Bead Crafts:

Bead craft has been in vogue in India since Harappan civilization three thousand years ago. The Harappan Civilization admired beads of diverse types with vastly differing manufacturing processes. Beads were used of agate, alabaster, carnelian, faience, jasper, lapis lazuli, serpentine, shell, steatite, terra cotta, and turquoise. Moreover, horn, ivory and wooden beads were used by Indian tribes for necklaces and earrings since very old times.

Craftsmen of Gujarat and Rajasthan are popular for their expertise in bead crafts. They use colorful beads to bring forth elegant embroidery pattern. Gift items like wall hangings and jewelry box decorations are also done here with great expertise. Transparent and semi transparent beads, plastic and glass beads, terracotta, are also used to enhance the aesthetic value of crafts.

The bead crafts of Saurashtra and Kutch are unique. These two places are the most popular tourist attraction with the bead crafts perspective. The craftsmen of this region create chaklas, door hangings, belts, bags, pot covers and mojdis and a lot many other bead crafts with traditional Indian character.
To enhance your knowledge on bead crafts visit our site India Crafts.

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