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What is Handicraft ?

February 9, 2012, by Mounish, category Information
Handicraft is a type of work where useful and decorative things are made completely by hand or by using only some simple tools. It is usually termed as traditional means of making goods. The handicraft products often have cultural and/or religious significance. Items made by mass production or machines are not handicraft goods.
Handicraft is also sometimes expressed as artisanic handicraft and sometimes also called artisanry. And it is a traditional main sector of craft. Handicraft is the art of creating products using raw and indigenous materials. It develops the skills and creative interests of person towards a particular craft or trade.Handicraft is distinguished from the Art and Crafts category is some manner, such as handicraft items are intended to be used, worn, etc., having a purpose beyond simple decoration. Handicraft goods are generally considered more traditional work. Where as Art and Crafts implies more of a hobby pursuit and a demonstration/perfection of a creative technique.
Handicrafts

Handicrafts includes :

Assemblage, Beadwork, Bone carving, Cabinet making, Chip carving, Collage, Crochet, Embossed, Embroidery,
Gardening, Buffalo horn carving, Rhino horn carving, Knitting, Lathart, Marquetry, Metalwork, Mosaic, Needlework, Pottery and Ceramics, Pressed flower craft, Puppetry, Quilting – also reference Quilt and Art quilts, Saddlemaking, Scale model, Sewing, Shoemaking, Spinning, Stained glass, Wood burning, Wood carving, Woodturning, Woodworking.

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