Guess That Craft

Test your knowledge of India’s art forms

By Google Arts & Culture

From footwear to toy making, how well do you know one Indian craft from another?

Leather Puppet Making: Making the puppets by Sindhe SriramuluDastkari Haat Samiti

Clue: an unusual use for animal waste...

Elephant dung paper

In India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, entrepreneurs have found an ecological way to prevent waste of elephant and rhino dung by mixing it with waste cloth to create paper – don’t worry, any odours and harmful gases are lost in the process.

Notebook with elephant images by Elly ExpressDastkari Haat Samiti

Clue: these items from Channapatna aren’t playing around...

Channapatna toys

Thanks to the ruler Tipu Sultan ensuring that Channapatna toys were being produced to a high quality in the 15th century CE, these quirky crafts continue to be created, painted, and played with today.

Channapatna Toys: Product innovation by Varnam by Varnam CraftsDastkari Haat Samiti

Clue: this craft will put a smile on your face...

Purulia masks

Masks made for Chhau dance performances in Purulia are fascinating for their variety of characters, different expressions, flamboyant colors, and ability to dazzle.

Chhau Mask: Shops around the village by The trio of Dutt brothers (Rajib, Sanjib & Partho)Dastkari Haat Samiti

Clue: put your best foot forward to guess this craft...

Jutti footwear

The jutti is a style of traditional footwear from north India. One of its unique features is that there is no distinction between the left and right foot.

Patiala JuttiDastkari Haat Samiti

Clue: this final craft comes to life...

Leather puppetry

The craft of leather puppetry from Andhra Pradesh is among the oldest shadow puppet traditions. It is a way to entertain, share folklore, and communicate knowledge with others.

Leather Puppet Making: Leather PuppetsDastkari Haat Samiti

How many did you guess correctly?

Brush up on your knowledge of the many crafts of India and their handmade heritage.

Chhau Mask: Process of mask the makingDastkari Haat Samiti

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