A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made COMPLETELY by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one's hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc. Usually the term is APPLIED to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic. Collective terms for handicrafts include artisanry, handicrafting, crafting, and handicraftsmanship. The term arts and crafts is also applied, especially in the United States and mostly to hobbyists' and children's output rather than items crafted for daily use, but this distinction is not formal, and the term is easily confused with the Arts and Crafts design movement, which is in fact as practical as it is aesthetic. Many handicrafters use natural, even entirely indigenous, materials while others may prefer modern, non-traditional materials, and even upcycle industrial materials. The individual artisanship of a handicrafted item is the paramount criterion; those made by mass production or machines are not handicraft goods. Function of the bamboo handicraft industry in the south Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. Few Indian Major Players are as under â€¢ Alankrit Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd. â€¢ Banaras Beads Ltd. â€¢ Destini India Ltd. â€¢ Indian Handicrafts Ltd. â€¢ Italien Jewellery Mfg. Co. Ltd. â€¢ Saga Department Stores Ltd. â€¢ Sara International Pvt. Ltd. â€¢ Savikar Plyboards Ltd.