For centuries the flourishing court culture attracted itinerant artists to Delhi to seek the patronage of kings. The first thing that startles most visitors to India is the sheer abundance of color. Looking around one will notice many idols of gods and goddesses, clothes and lots of handicrafts item in local markets. Delhi's handicraft culture has got its flavor from its neighborhood states; its typical handicrafts culture has got ancient connection from Mughal times.
Handicrafts items from all the states of India can be found and explored in Delhi, being capital state of India it brings mixed representation of Indian handicrafts. The hand embroidery in silver and gold thread on silk & other fabrics has been done for past hundreds of years. Delhi offers a multitude of objects direct from various part of the country.
Delhi, as the capital of India has wide range of handicraft products, the ancient handicrafts are:
Blue Pottery of Delhi, Chik/Window & Door Screens, Ganjifa/Playing Cards, Hand Screen Printing, Paper Kites, Sanjhi/Hand Cutting of Paper for Rangoli, Terracotta, Zari, Zardozi, Tinsel Embroidery.