Located opposite to the Pragati Maidan, Crafts Museum, New Delhi is one of the most important museums and art galleries in India. This craft museum houses various things related to antiquity of the western origin. Visitors from all over the world frequent this museum during their tip to New Delhi. This is a must visit destination in this capital city. It displays beautiful handicrafts and mementos that date back to antiquity.
The National Crafts Museum is one of its kinds in the whole of the Asia Pacific region. This museum boasts of having the finest collections of artworks in the whole Asian continent. This encourages the protection and preservation of the traditional arts and crafts in India. It is interesting to note that this building was previously built to assemble the best artisans of the world so that they can gather at this place to discuss about various ways to protect the traditional arts and crafts. But at present, it has become a museum that houses some of the best works of craft and art.
Charles Correa is the man behind the construction of this magnificent Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Here, you can find some rich collection of arts that will surely make your visit a remarkable one. There are about 20,000 objects of art, which are exhibited in the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Folk and tribal arts, crafts and textiles from all across the country are displayed here. Some of the remarkable finds in the museum are the following:
- Bronze images
- Lamps and incense burners
- Ritual accessories
- Utensils and other items of everyday use
- Wood and stone carvings
- Papier mache
- Dolls, toys, puppets and masks
- Decorative metalware including bidri work
- Cane and bamboo work
- Large number of textiles
There is a crafts museum shop within the ground of the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Here, you can buy various items like lamps, chandeliers, lamp-stands, drapes, clay and terracotta pots, folk and tribal paintings, embroidered bed sheets and cushion covers, jewelries and cane and bamboo work. This museum remains closed on Mondays