Online report features 16 export suppliers offering metal, stone and wooden craft gifts, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends


DELHI, IndiaThe Hinrich Foundation released the India Sourcing Report: Craft Gifts 2017 with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

The online report includes websites of 16 verified exporter suppliers, along with sample products and company information. The report profiles metal, stone and wooden craft gifts, and features an industry overview, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.

Report highlights use of traditional and modern elements, eco-friendly materials

India handicrafts, which include home décor, tableware and fashion accessories, are characterized by intricate patterns inspired by the country’s flora, fauna, culture and history. To expand market reach, several suppliers are incorporating traditional elements in smartphone holders and other everyday items that will fit the modern lifestyle. Pieces that have simpler artwork or minimal embellishments are also increasing.

“Craft gift manufacturers are incorporating traditional designs with new textures and styles to cater to the demand for contemporary products,” said Bushra Baseerat, Hinrich Foundation’s export consultant for India. “They are using local raw materials and traditional techniques to keep the products as original as possible, but giving them a modern twist to attract more buyers. For example, handmade metal plates are painted with a nature-inspired artwork.”

Having a diverse variety of materials available domestically is one of the main advantages of India’s handicraft industry. The country is the world’s third largest producer of steel, and is also a major producer of cotton, leather and jute. Additionally, it has more than 70 million hectares of forest land, with acacia, teak, sal and other types of wood commonly used in handicrafts. Granite, marble, sandstone and other kinds of stones used in producing stone-based handicrafts are also locally available.

In addition to combining traditional and modern elements, craft gift suppliers are creating more environment-friendly models using sustainable materials such as jute, bamboo and water hyacinth.

Suppliers and products

Established in 1992, Nirmala Handicrafts is one of the suppliers featured in the report. Based in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, the company offers religious art, animal statues, tableware and jewelry boxes made of brass, marble and wood. Its selection includes marble clocks featuring meenakari artwork and round, oval or square dials.

Another supplier, Vian International in Delhi, exports wooden tableware, kitchenware and storage boxes, and brass teapots and statues. Among the products it offers are jewelry and coin boxes made of North Indian rosewood and featuring handcarved details.

In addition to Nirmala Handicrafts and Vian International, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Blue Art Flower Vases Works, Uttar Pradesh: Ceramic vases and tableware, terracotta pots and porcelain home decor.

– GS International, Delhi: Wooden animal statues and handwoven bags.

– Indian Creative Crafts, Delhi: Metal trays, table lamps and statues.

– Kanakkadara Divine Services, Tamil Nadu: Bronze, stone and wooden statues.

– KO Arts & Crafts, Jharkhand: Wooden photo frames and jewelry boxes.

– Micro Art Furniture, Karnataka: Wooden lamps and lanterns.

– Pearl Corporate, Delhi: Marble animal statues and miniatures.

– Priyanka Overseas, Delhi: Wooden storage boxes and statues.

– Ratna Handicrafts, Delhi: Wool toran and metal statues, tableware, storage boxes and picture frames.

– Sunny Overseas, Delhi: Wooden boxes, trays and coaster sets.

– Tai’s Handicraft Emporium, Telangana: Clay tableware and kitchenware.

– Tamilnadu Handicrafts Artisans Welfare Association, Tamil Nadu: Bronze, brass and sandstone statues.

– Triumph Exports, Delhi: Wooden and metal nautical-themed gifts.

– VRPS Handicrafts, Delhi: Fabric clutch, sling and shoulder bags with embroidery, patchwork and beadwork.

The report further shows:

– India’s handicraft industry receives strong support from the government and private organizations.

– Handicraft exports for the fiscal year ending March 2017 is expected to increase over 10 percent year over year, with overseas sales reaching $4 billion.

– The states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are key production centers for stone, metal and wooden crafts.

India Sourcing Report: Craft Gifts 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed online here.

Other related Sourcing Reports available online are: Gifts and premiums, Philippines and Vietnam.

Sourcing from India buyer’s guide

To help buyers new to India sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.

Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.

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