Arts and Crafts of Uttarakhand

The northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is also an excellent hub to witness some of the finest items of art and craft with amazing versatility. The state of Uttarakhand has a rich tradition of various magnificent arts and crafts like wood carving, candle making, decorative temples, painting and jewelry making.

Temple Archt.
Temple Archt.

Temple architecture in every part of India has always been patronized as a way of leaving an impression on the pages of history by the kings and people who rule. The rulers used to design some of the magnificent and ingeniously carved Temples.

Paintings
Paintings

Uttarakhand is a state of the amazing home of paintings called ‘Gharanas’ of paintings and there’s a learning center for the artist known as “Garhwal School of Painting”. Uttarakhand state is an epicenter of Beautiful landscapes and motivational grounds for artists.

Murals
Murals

One will find almost every home and Temple decorated with mural wall painting or in the form of Aipan and Peeth. Uttaranchal art is decidedly geometric with a natural grace and simplified complexity. Its most significance is in marriages ad festivals.

Wooden Carving
Wooden Carving

The embroidery on the doors marks the social status of a family called Kholi. The main wooden art hubs are Dehradun and Nainital. Stone carving is also being developed as a famous art in Uttaranchal.

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