Art and Craft of Chhattisgarh
The tribal society of Chattisgarh is famous for their excellency in making exotic hadicrafts with a variety of designs and shapes. These handicrafts include wood-carvings, bell -metal items , terracota items ,bamboo items etc. Chattisgarh , being a district full of forest, containing finest quality of teak and other types of woods from which very attractive wooden- carving crafts and various types of furniture are being made by the skilled and experienced hands of the tribals.Many such items are today made and kept for sale in shops at Jagdalpur which attracts locals as well as tourists.
This is one of the most famous ,beautiful and unique art of wooden carving of Chattisgarh tribals. These wooden crafts are made out of the finest teak wood and white wood.These wooden crafts includes models , Idols , wall panels , furniture items etc. Among the furniture items Deewan( Cot with box) is very famous and attractive since it involves the art of carving with different pictures of Chattisgarh culture and other designs of interest.These handicrafts are generally exported to different places of the country , and it has demand even from foreign countries also.
The tribals of Chattisgarh are excellent in making handi crafts of Terracota items which is made of the finest bed clay of river Indravati.This terrakota items includes elephents,tigers , deer, horses , table lamps etc. These handicrafts are of different sizes .
Chattisgarh triblas specilizes in Bamboo Crafts which includes the products like wall hangings , table lamps , table mats etc .
The Chattisgarh tribals are famous in making bell metal arts which are crafted by hand through the vanishing vax technique.These handicrafts include items like elephent, deer , horses etc of different sizes
It is an indegenious Chattisgarh tribal craft made by black smiths .
Cotton Fabrics are one of the famous and attractive handicrafts made by the tribals of Chattisgarh.These are made of Kosa thread which is made from a kind of worm found in the forest, handwoven and handprinted by tribes who trace their lineage to the 14 th centuary weaver-saint-poet Kabir. The handprinting is generally done with the natural vegetable dye extracted from aal , found in the forest of Chattisgarh.These fabrics includes cotton saris - well-known as Chattisgarh Kosa Sadi , dress materials and drapes.