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Economics: Crafts: India
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Craft objects can be broadly defined as those objects made primarily by hand with the aid of simple technologies. An Indian government report further adds that craft objects “are generally artistic and/or traditional in nature. They include objects of utility and objects of decoration” (Government of India 1989, 6).

According to the Government of India, Ministry of Textiles, the craft or handicraft sector is the largest decentralized and unorganized sector of the Indian economy (Press Release, 2000), and is among India's largest foreign exchan…

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Venkatesan, Soumhya, “Economics: Crafts: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0230d>
First published online: 2009



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