Friday, September 22, 2023


Gujarat Handicrafts


Bead- work is a speciality of Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh. Decorative pieces like torans, chopat, carpets, caps, and belts are some of the fine articles of bead-work.

The art of making jewellery and precious  stone-cutting  and processing is a traditional handicrafts of Gujarat. Gold smithy includes  filigree-work, open-wire-work, carving  etc. The folk jewellery of excellent designs,  characteristic of each village and each community as a typical  art of Gujarat. The silver craft is a specialty  of Kutch, in which light embossing is done on thin silver plates and is enhanced by etching and scrapping. Attardanis, Gulsbdanis, Flower-vases, trays, jewellery-boxes, powder-boxes, ash-trays  and cigarette-boxes  are some of the articles of silver craft.