No country in the world produces such a tempting array of arts and crafts as India. Intensely colourful, delicately worked, exquisitely ornate and immensely varied, India’s crafts have the added advantage of being amazingly inexpensive. Every part of the country has its specialities – textiles in Rajasthan, metalwork in Karnataka, carpets in Kashmir, thangkas in Ladakh, leatherware in Maharashtra and batik in Orissa – but everywhere you’ll see beautiful things that you’ll find hard to resist buying. Whether it’s sumptuous fabrics, intricate carvings or garish knick-knacks, India offers a feast of artistic creations that you’ll want to gorge on.

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