Arts And Crafts


  • Bamboo works

    The bamboos found in the Jharkhand forest are thin but flexible and strong. Using these, the artisans of Jharkhand produce different artifacts like basket, hunting and fishing equipment. The people here are to be much involved into artistic approaches in whatever they work.

  • Chhau Dance

    It is one of the finest folk dances of Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. The folk dance is performed in various states that lie in this region such as West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand. The word Chhau is derived from the Sanskrit word Chhaya which implies shade, image, or mask. Chhau of Jharkhand is a very beautiful dance form where the dancers cover their faces during the dance with a mask and it is this mask that attracts your attention towards the dance.

  • Janani Jhumar

    A popular dance performed by the womenfolk of Jharkhand. It is a female version of the Jhumar dance. This dance marks the harvest season, which comes during the monsoon.

  • Karma Dance

    The folk dance is performed in other states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, it can be enjoyed the best in Jharkhand. The folk dance is performed in the month of August during the Karma festival. This folk dance of Jharkhand has derived its name from a tree named Karma which is considered sacred because people believe that it brings good luck and prosperity. Hence the Karma festival is nothing but a celebration for the plantation of this tree. Karma at Jharkhand seeks the participation of both men and women.

  • Paika

    A form of dance performed to enhance the physical excitement and to develop the inner courage.

  • Pitkar paintings

    The Paitkar paintings at Jharkhand are one of the most ancient schools of painting in India. This mode of painting is a creative expression of the folk art of Jharkhand and the adjacent states. 


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