Chhattisgarh Art and Crafts
Chhattisgarh is a state in Central India. The state was formed on November 1, 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh.Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is one of the many states of India that is blessed with natural bounty and is enriched with traditions and culture. Moreover, being the soil of numerous distinct tribal groups Chhattisgarh offer a variety of art and crafts to its visitors. You will easily get awestruck by the charisma and richness of the Chhattisgarh’s art and crafts. Homing different tribes such as Muria, Gond, Baiga, Maria and Dorla, one can easily find different types of performing art such as dancing etc. along with some spectacular crafts. An elusive difference can be noticed in the art and craft of these tribes.
Exclusive designs, shapes and sizes of horses, diyas and pots figurines made of terracotta are an integral part of the Chhattisgarh art and craft tradition. The entire markets are filled with these exceptional handicrafts. Besides this terracotta craft, you will also find objects made of bamboo and cane and other crafts such as small dolls, folk paintings, papier mache etc. Viewing these objects gaining shape from the hands of natives is completely a memorable experience.
If one does not get the time to watch tribal groups perform their folk dances then the trip is incomplete as dances of Chhattisgarh are the most important kind of art forms prevailing in the state. Some of the most famous dances are Suwa Tribal dance and Saila Tribal dance