A handicraft is a product, which is made with the use of hands. It is a work of active imagination, where a craftsman gives vent to his/her thoughts thereby conceiving a unique product. India is a country of diverse traditions, where there is an amalgamation of a number of cultures, values and religions. Our rich heritage is reflected in the handicrafts, which form an intrinsic part of almost all states. States differ in the kinds of handicrafts that they offer, depending on the cultures and traditions of the majority of locals. Bookbinding, sewing, stitching, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, lace making, tatting, puppet making, wall hangings, needlecraft, needlework, art and crafts all fall under the categories of handicrafts.