Culture | Indian Handicrafts

Colorful, Vibrant Indian Merchandise 


Beads:


Did you know that Rudraksha (epithet ganitrus) literally means Rudra - aksha or Rudra's eyes? Did you know that a rosary of Rudraksha usually has 108 beads?



Did you know that Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum, Holy basil) beads are said to protect one from bad dreams, accidents, attack by weapons and inauspicious destinations at death? Did you know that for these reasons and because she is dear to Krishna, devotees wear Tulasi? Did you know that the name 'tualsi' connotes "the incomparable one"?


In India, you can find a variety of beads to suit your prayer and meditations needs. Ikshvaku can help you find the most authentic beads from the most authentic sources! 


Incense:


Did you know that incense comes in two types, natural and perfumed? Did you know that most commonly available incenses in the market are the perfumed type? Did you know that natural incense is made out of a paste of the particular flora? Did you know that incense is available in various floral fragrances including rose, jasmine, frangipani, sandalwood, tulasi or basil, kesar or saffron and many more?


Did you know that Bangalore or Bengaluru as known to the whole world is the world capital of incense? Did you know that the stick used in the incense is a modern innovation? Did you know that the stick used is Bamboo stalk?


Did you know that before sticks cones and cylinders of incense were in vogue? Did you know that burning of sticks is not considered very auspicicious by certain sect of incense users? Did you know that there are cones available that are made from cow dung and clarified butter (ghee)?


At Ikshvaku, we would like to help you identify the most natural incense as per your requirements! 



Saris:


Did you know that each region in the Indian subcontinent has developed, over the centuries, its own unique sari style? Did you know that there are more than 60 varieties of silk saris know by the various regions in the Indian sub-continent?


Did you know that Bhoodan Pochampally is a Mandal in Nalgonda District, Nalgonda District, in turn is a district in Andhra Pradesh in southern India and is popularly known as Silk City?


From amongst many available saris, Ikshvaku will help procure most authentic, regional saris for you, distinct on the basis of fabric, weaving style, or motif!


Toys and Handicrafts :


Did you know that Kondapalli is a town in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India, an industrial suburb of Vijayawada city and has become very famous for Kondapally Toys known as Kondapalli bommalu? Did you know these toys are chiseled from locally available special light softwoods (Tella Poniki) and painted with vegetable dyes and vibrant enamel colours? Did you know that these toys are world famous artistic wonders?


Did you know that there is a little town which occupies a leading place in the handicrafts map of India known as Nirmal? It is a land of crafts and craftsmanship and the specialty of this craftsmanship is the utilization of simple articles, which are available locally in abundance.


Did you know that Tanjore painting, Thanjavur Oviyam, is a major form of classical South Indian painting from the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu, India. Did you know that the art form dates back to about 1600 AD, a period when the Nayakas of Thanjavur encouraged art—chiefly, classical dance and music—as well as literature, both in Telugu and Tamil?


Ikshvaku will help you source the most authentic, best Indian Toys and Handicrafts for your markets! 


We could keep unravelling the mysteries of this mystic land endlessly! Ikshvaku wishes to faciliate journeys to your destinations and more!