Meghalaya has its rich traditions of different art forms – decorative arts, performing arts and utilitarian crafts and architecture. In some Jaintia and Garo villages, engravings of figures of men and animals are found on the house walls.

Weaving, basketry, pottery, wood and stone carvings, metal works, architecture, consisting primarily of house-types were the ancient crafts of the Meghalayans. Except basketry, none of the crafts exist in the villages in ancient forms. So, for description and details of these crafts we are to mostly fall back on literatures written by different authors in the past.