When it comes to indigenous art and craft India possesses an enviable treasure of colour and beauty.
Sadly these artists are poor and mostly are single players, they spend long times in creating their things by hand and then just sell them away for dimes due to lack of proper market.
Once in a while one village or an art gets a patron that helps them to touch the glory they deserve but mostly they live their lives in penury even though they have fingers of gold or Saraswati (Minerva) in their body.
Before independence these people had kings and emperors as patrons that scenario changed post independence, let’s hope that rich businessmen or companies interested in Indian culture will replace the kings after all its not a loss, if given the right light and encouragement this venture will spill gold.
Those curious to know about some amazing Indian indigenous crafts can check out Kantha stitch, Madhubani painting, Chho dance, Boul songs etc.