The history of Indian art and crafts goes back almost 5000 years from now. There are many examples of handicrafts from the Indus Valley Civilization. In India, the tradition of craft has increased around the needs of religious values, the needs of the common people and the ruling elites. Apart from this, foreign and domestic trade also played an important role in the development of various craft forms in India. India's craft traditions have deprived time and many foreign invasions and are flourishing till date. This is mainly due to the open mindset of accepting and assimilating new ideas of Indian handicrafts men.