Shantiniketan Handicrafts - Online, an online store of traditional Indian handicrafts Specially from Shantiniketan, launched in march,2008, is an initiative of http://www.ecrater.com.
We realized that Shantiniketan handicrafts across the world drew lot of attention and appreciation for their traditionalism's, and aestheticism. However, there was a gap in the supply of the genuine, traditional Shantiniketan handicraft products in the market. We took up the project Shantiniketan Handicrafts - Online to provide the appreciators of Shantiniketan art an outlet from where they could purchase ethnic Shantiniketan handicraft products executed in traditional techniques, designs and colors. The idea was to make ethnic Shantiniketan products accessible across the globe with a simple click on a mouse.
Besides commercial interest, the genuine desire to promote Shantiniketan handicrafts, and create sustainable environment for the craftsmen and artists, guided us in our endeavor. Our locational factor too helped us to access the information on traditional art forms and their practitioners.
Most of craft products displayed on our site are directly procured from the craftsmen. The idea is to improve their compensation by doing away with the middlemen and also ensure that you receive the product of at a reasonable price.