Hand papermaking in Jaipur

In India the earliest extant texts on paper can be dated to the tenth century, when it is believed that the art of papermaking...

Māori Basketry

Pre-European Aotearoa/New Zealand, a time when Māori baskets were prolific, used as containers for food storage, gathering shellfish, fern roots, ceremonial rituals, medicinal plants...
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Rush Weaving

Al-mūḍīf (reed house)

Tapa (Maisin)


Mitti ka kaam (unglazed terracotta)

Mitti ka kaam literally translates as “clay work” and its practitioners are commonly referred to...
Craftsman painting ceramic tiles.


This craft was found in Jerusalem at the beginning of the Ottoman period, where tiles...
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Al fusaifisa’ الفسيفساء (mosaic)

Mosaic is an ancient craft associated with the arts of civilizations that have conquered Lebanon,...

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Pottery is the most widespread craft in Sri Lanka due to the utility value of...


Embroidery is one of the most famous handcrafts related to Palestine. It originates from the...
Wool mizwada (haversack)


Textiles have been known as a traditional craft in Palestine since the thirteenth century. They...
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Kilim weaving




Batik (Java)

Ethnic Textiles


Dari (pottery)


Tapa cloth (masi)

Māori weaving

The three main techniques used by Māori weavers are raranga, taaniko and whatu. Using these techniques to weave flora and fauna native to the...

Footwear made out of natural leather (almenqalah)

The natural leather is widely available in Yemen. Therefore, Yemenis became famous in the old times for tanning and sewing leather products. Handicrafts use...

Zarduzi (golden-stitch embroidery)

One of the most common types of decorative and applied arts of the Tajiks is zarduzi goldwork. The art of golden-stitch embroidery in Tajikistan...

Edo Karakami (paper work)

The word “karakami” originally referred to a type of craft paper that originated in the Tang Dynasty of ancient China. The Japanese origin of...

Sarkanda (grass furniture of Haryana)

The knowledge of plant fibres and its processing into bridges or containers or mats or other items is based on age old learnings, innovative...


Bandhini, bandhej, sungadi (tie and dye crafts)

Mural paintings on the rock cut cave monasteries at Ajanta (second to fifth centuries CE) depict figures clothed in speckled textiles. These are evidence...


Traditional Turkmen silver jewellery, characterized by linearity, clarity and monumentality, dropped out of fashion in the Turkmen Republic during the 1970s, but is still...