The Art & Handicraft Clusters of Telangana

With the formation of Telangana state in the year 2014, there have been impressive strides in every arena. The state is known for its rich repertoire of arts and handicrafts and it is not an exaggeration to say that every district in the region, is home to one or the other form of arts and handicrafts, which is considered a rich and proud tradition of the state.

In this regard, Telangana State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd was established and Golkonda Handicrafts is now the official brand of Telangana Arts and Crafts. The primary objectives of Telangana State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd are promotion, development and marketing of artistic handicrafts and textiles and welfare of craft persons working in different craft pockets spread all over Telangana.

The Handicrafts of Telangana region has a strong presence for decades in the market. There is a vast range of Handicrafts from all over Telangana and it is an ideal platform to promote, showcase and market the products for the benefit of artisans and also to highlight the achievements of Telangana handicrafts. There is great enthusiasm in Telangana society to promote its own and exclusive brand, along with various ambitious activities and plans to make the brand a name to reckon with in the overall handicraft market at all India level.The capital city of Hyderabad is well-known for its range of crafts like Banjara Embroidery, Bidri, Leather items, Pearls, Lacquer studded bangles and jewelry, Hand Embroidery and Glass Blowing crafts.

Wood carvings

Wood carvings represent one of the most admired and skilled artworks, executed by highly skilled artisans of the region. Nirmal furniture and Nizamabad panels are the finest examples of creative wooden works in the state.


Paintings represent a highly special and innovative art form that has been practiced in Telangana for centuries. Cheriyal Scroll Paintings, Nirmal Paintings and Batik Paintings constitute some of the best painting traditions in the state that are not only attractive but are of high aesthetic value.

Metal Crafts

Metal Crafts Creating art works using metal is an ancient craft that is considered very complex, unique and highly attractive. Bidri, Brass Art ware, Pembarthi Brassware, Dokra Castings, Silver Filigree, and artefacts made of Silver and Oxidized Metal are quite popular.


Many regions of Telangana produce quality handlooms that are impeccable and quite popular. Narayanpet handlooms, Siddipet Handlooms, Gadwal, Pochampally handlooms and cotton durries are among the best weaving traditions of India, and the pride of Telangana state.

Nirmal Toys and jewelry made of pearls and lacquer are quite prominent in the state. The various art and craft clusters are spread across many districts of the state, heralding a proud tradition, which reflects the cultural excellence of Telangana and the artistic finesse of craftsmen and artisans of the state.