Crafts

Goa has a rich tradition of crafts. These include

Buildingcraft; Kashta kari – wood craft; Finials; Mother-of-pearl shell windows; Graffito; Dhatu kaam – copperware; Otim kaam – brassware; Terracotta pottery; Tilecraft; Papercraft; Maniche kaam – bamboo craft; Canecraft; Fiber Craft; Jutecraft; Mats; Crochet and partchwork quilts; Leather craft; Flowercraft; Coconut based craft including frond plaiting, rope making, Saran – broom making and Naalache kaam – coconut shell craft; Shimpla Hast Kala – seashell craft ; Jewelry; Mosaic work; Boat making; Fishing traps; and Meenawati – candle making.

The Goa Handicrafts, Rural & Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd. is responsible for the development of crafts in Goa. The main objective of GHRSSID is to manufacture, sell products of rural, cottage, handicrafts, village industries, and handloom & textile goods. GHRSSIDC runs a chain of stores under the brand name of Aparant.

The Crafts Map of Goa is available for sale from the Dastkari Haat Samiti.

The Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations has published a seminal book titled “Handmade in India“.  The section on Goa starts here.

 

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