Online report features export suppliers offering home décor, religious art, gifts and promotional items, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends

NEW DELHI, IndiaThe Hinrich Foundation released the India Sourcing: Wooden handicrafts with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers websites of 15 verified exporter suppliers and profiles home décor, religious art, gifts and promotional items. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Report features pairing of modern and traditional elements

India wooden craft makers are incorporating contemporary design elements into their upcoming models to appeal to buyers looking for unique, handcrafted wooden art, home décor and gift items.

Religious statuettes, for instance, will feature contemporary styles such as geometric forms and minimalist features. Jewelry pieces made of traditional materials such as coconut shell with metallic trimmings are also available.

“By combining ethnic and modern elements in their products, Indian manufacturers are showcasing their unique culture while embracing the modern sensibilities of international customers. Craftsmen use elaborate colorful designs used on gifts, jewelry and home decor items to honor the Indian tradition and exhibit the vibrant designs they learned from their ancestors,” said Abdul Rahoof K.K., export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation.

Companies will continue to produce models with traditionally intricate designs in bright colors to meet the domestic demand.

Suppliers and products

Mahesh Handicrafts, which has been in business since 1982, produces wooden candleholders, statuettes, chess sets and coasters. The company is based in Rajasthan.

Darusilpi in Kerala offers wooden home décor, fashion accessories and toys. Established in 2003, the company offers hanging lamps, candleholders, masks, earrings, bangles and toys trucks.

Established in 2005, Tamil Nadu-based Jaffer Handicraft offers wooden toys, music boxes, keychains, letter boxes and kitchen items.

In addition to Mahesh Handicrafts, Darusilpi and Jaffer Handicraft, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Applewood Solutions, Rajasthan: Wooden wall clocks, lamps, statuettes, boxes and flower pots.

– Arts and Crafts Private Limited, Telangana: Wooden toys, candle holders, bangles, stationery items and incense holders.

– Badri Narayanan Exports, Tamil Nadu: Wooden elephant statuettes.

– Creative Novelties, Tamil Nadu: Wooden desk items.

– KO Arts & Crafts, Jharkhand: Wooden photo frames and other handicrafts.

– Krishna Woodcraft, Kerala: Wooden religious statues, decorative lamps and carvings.

– Laxmisri Handicrafts & Interiors, Kerala: Wooden elephant statuettes, incense stands, clocks, mirrors and furniture.

– Mughal Art Furniture, Uttar Pradesh: Wooden home accessories and furniture.

– Pushpam Arts, Maharashtra: Wooden frames, statuettes, pen holders and wall clocks.

– Rela International, Rajasthan: Wooden clocks, frames, boxes, statuettes, bangles, pen holders and office desktop sets.

– Siddh Arts, Rajasthan: Wooden gift items, clocks, photo frames, wall décor and statuettes.

– Thapasyaa Handicrafts, Kerala: Wooden religious statuettes.


The report further shows:

– India exported about $588.6 million worth of woodware from April 2016 to March 2017.

– The US was the top importer of wooden products from India during this period. Other key markets were Germany, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Canada.

– Most suppliers will be increasing prices in the next six months. Companies raising their quotes will cap increases from 5 percent to 10 percent.


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


Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website are: Wooden crafts, Laos; and Gifts and premiums, Vietnam and Philippines. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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