Silver work
 
The silver work of Kutch can be classified into two distinct types. The first is the huge amount of silver work being done for making jewellery for the local ethnic communities. The other school started in the mid 18th century was used to make very fine quality silver utensils on which designs were etched like carvings. Both these styles of silver work are in a very bad shape and the quality of merchandize produced today is not even a patch on what was made earlier. From its heydays when Kutch silver utensils were considered the finest in the world and sold by the top shops in England and all over the world. Artist like Oomersi Mawji, who started production in the mid 18th century, is considered the finest silversmith of his time in the world.

Normally the thought of a jeweler brings to ones mind a rich trader. This is true but only at the level of the trader. The artisans who actually make the pieces are in similar conditions like the other handicraft artisans.

A huge resource center needs to be created which will house the samples and photographs of all these traditional designs. The process needs to be documented for posterity. Designers need to be commissioned who will create designs which can be housed in the resource center.

 
 
 
 
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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