The term is used to cover the stunningly diverse and
exquisite fabric of art objects made my particular social
sections all over the world. Their special art- forms are
known only to those who are born and these social sections
incorporated in their life-styles and on objects of their
Folk Art depicts numerous objects crafted by the traditional
life style, culture and training of different social groups.
These people do not go through any academic courses to train
in their art. They simply use and implement traditional
styles and techniques of their region and culture.
Their art is used to decorate, design and shape textiles,
utensils, pottery, sculpture, painting, tools and various
other items of daily use. Folk Art cannot be included in art
which is created by professionals and marketed as fine art.
Indian folk artists are mostly self taught through family
occupation and community. Their craftsmanship and skills are
beautiful and varied. The rural arts form the centre of
There has been growing patronization of folk-art through
marketing opportunities and exposure all over the world in
the last ten to fifteen years. It has lately come to be
called ‘Grassroots Art’. The movement is gaining visibility
and patronization all over the world via media tools like
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