Something you make with your own hands, especially an ornament or decoration, is a handicraft. You might buy some local handicrafts on your trip to Mexico, like woven bags or handmade toys, as gifts for your family. Things that are made with machines or on a large scale aren’t considered handicrafts.
These crafts can all be divided into five basic types based on their form and purpose: textile, decorative, paper, functional, and fashion crafts.
However, the term “Handcraft” is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “to fashion by Handicraft” and further defines “Handicraft” as “a manual skill” or “an occupation requiring skill with the hands”. So, handcrafted essentially means a thing that is made by hands through a specific skill.
Types of crafts
Carpet weaving is another popular handicraft of India. These hand-woven carpets are known for their intricate designs. Uttar Pradesh is the hub for the carpet-producing industry in India. The city of Bhadohi houses 500 carpet weaving industries, which makes it a leading carpet weaving hub in south Asia.