Folk art is created by ordinary people who use available material around them and with a little bit of creativity turn everyday things into beautiful works of art. You can see folk art such as embroidered clothing and textile patterns, home decoration, and body ornamentation, in almost every culture. The folk art forms are not meant specifically for exhibition, but to be seen and used by everyone as a part of everyday life.

 

There are many examples of folk art in India-the richly embroidered and dyed clothing, the intricate silver and gold, handmade jewelry, earthenware, tapestry work, basketry, rangoli (floor art), and mehandi (henna). Designs, method, and names can vary from region to region. Designs are stylized and derived from nature, myths, animals and religious stories.

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