Embroideries
 

There are over 14 different types of embroideries in Kutch. Many resource centers which supply raw materials, designs, training and quality control are being run by various NGOs. These centers also buy back the finished goods and help in marketing. It is estimated that these NGOs cover 6000-7000 artisans totally. The total number of commercial embroidery artisans in Kutch are over 15,000. This leaves a large number of artisans who are not covered by any support services. These artisans produce low quality merchandise and are very poorly paid. A center which provides support services like design and training for these artisans is required. Many of these artisans market through fairs organized by the Government or supply to wholesalers and retailers. A massive training program for skill upgradation of these artisans is needed so that they produce better quality goods. They also need new designs and color matching which are more suitable for modern markets.

Embroidery like bandhani is very fragmented industry with large number of artisans. Due to the tradition of the Khatries, the Bandhani industry is relatively organized. Since traditionally embroidery was a folk craft for domestic use only, no similar structure exists. The local entrepreneurs who do this trade are very small and have very little exposure to the market. Thus it is important that more and more embroidery artisans are tied up with support service umbrellas.

 
 
 
 
Tie And Dye(Bandhani)
Tie and Dye, popularly known as Bandhani, is a famous traditional handwork of the Kutch district.
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Wood Carving
Wood carving has an ancient tradition in India. Beautiful woodwork is done on the occasion of marriages etc.
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Leather Work
The leather puppets of Andhra Pradesh trace their origins back to around 200 B.C. travelled the countryside.
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