Lacquer Work
This craft practiced by the marginal community of Vadhas, consists of coating colored lacquer on wood. Small utilitarian and decorative products are made on a hand operated lathe. At one time there were quite a number of families doing this craft but today only 4 families survive who do this work on a regular basis. The biggest problem being faced by them is that due to the reduction in the forests around them, wood has become very expensive and difficult to source. They have recently started buying wood from commercial venders for their needs. The best way of supporting this group is to have an outlet which buys their goods regularly as and when it is made by them. They are not very professional in supplying to order. The other option is to provide them place at the park for selling their goods, which Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Park is already doing.
Tie And Dye(Bandhani)
Tie and Dye, popularly known as Bandhani, is a famous traditional handwork of the Kutch district.
Wood Carving
Wood carving has an ancient tradition in India. Beautiful woodwork is done on the occasion of marriages etc.
Leather Work
The leather puppets of Andhra Pradesh trace their origins back to around 200 B.C. travelled the countryside.
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