India, with its colorful culture, food and many undiscovered and untouched places, is a dream destination to a passionate traveler. Visiting this beautiful, yet mysterious country will definitely leave a trace in your soul. And what is the best way to remember your time there, then to bring home souvenirs that will capture the spirit of India.
Traditional Indian Puppets
These Indian handmade puppets, made of soft wood and decorated with colorful fabric, have been used for storytelling for centuries. Puppetry is ancient art and it is the most common art in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. It is maintained by Bhats of the Nat community of bardic traditions.
Chai (Tea) is the most popular drink amongst Indians. So no wonder why there are huge, picturesque tea plantations. There are at least 10 regions which are cultivating and brewing tea. Bringing home an organic, locally made tea is a perfect gift for a tea-lover.
Mojari, also known as Jutti or Nagra is a popular footwear worn in the state of Punjab. These colorful, handcrafted, tanned leather Indian shoes are made by the talented artisans. The shape and the design can vary from ethnicity to ethnicity. It can be decorated with cowry shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads.