Karnataka is a treasure trove of an extensive array of exquisite art and crafts. These indigenous crafts, reflecting the rich heritage of the state, have survived the ravages of time due to the dedicated efforts of the artisans and sculptors. The crafts of Karnataka have received patronage from the royalty in the past. The crafts have passed on from generation to generation and bear testimony to the skill, aesthetic sensibilities and decorative abilities of the craftsperson.

The crafts of the state include woodcarving, ivory craving, kasuti embroidery, durries, pottery and cheennapatna toys.