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Home>>West India>>Gujarat>>Arts-Crafts of Gujarat

Arts-Crafts of Gujarat

Bandhani, Bandhani art and craft, Bandhani art of Gujarat, Bandhani Arts & Crafts In Gujarat, Gujarat Arts Crafts Bandhani

The tie-dyed fabrics of Gujarat are perhaps the best produced in India. Also known as Bandhej, it is produced on superfine cotton mulmul, muslin sometimes combined with gold checks and motifs worked in the jamdani technique.

Furnishings

Gujarat offers a broad range of furnishings. From simple and elegant cushion covers to quilts and bedcovers in a wide range of styles. Quilts are another well-liked handicraft item.

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Dhurries Carpets, Dhurries Carpets art and craft, Dhurries Carpets art of Gujarat, Dhurries Carpets Dhurries

Dhurries, carpets, blankets and rugs are natural fiber on primitive pitlooms in the villages of Kutch. Wankars dexterously weave designs with their hands while the mechanism is worked by foot pedals. The result, gorgeous patterns and remarkable colours combinations.

Silver and Stone Crafts

Gujarat's other supreme craft is silver and stone works, found nowhere superior than in the former princely state of Saurashtra and Kutch where children of the original court swordsmiths and jewelers, now make fine beetle nut crackers, copper coated iron bells, knives and cutlery.

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POTTERY, POTTERY art and craft, POTTERY art of Gujarat, POTTERY Arts & Crafts In Gujarat, Gujarat Arts Crafts Pottery

The state's oldest handicraft is surely pottery, which achieved great principles of excellence in antique times. The commonest of art forms, pottery is also one of the most fascinating.

Sankheda Furniture

Another handicraft manufacturing that has become synonymous with Southern Gujarat is the lacquered furniture of Sankheda near Vadodara. Wood is curved with tools and painted with floral and intangible designs in bright shades of gold, silver, maroon, green, vermilion, and brown by using sticks dipped in a coloured mixture of dyes, powdered zinc, lac and resin.

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Mat-No-Chandarvo, Mat-No-Chandarvo art and craft, Mat-No-Chandarvo art of Gujarat Mat-no-Chandarvo

Gujarat has a very wealthy heritage of art & crafts. The excavations at the Harappan sites in Gujarat at Lothal, Rangpur, Rozdi etc. have brought to light some of the very antique handicraft articles.

Patan Patola

The Patola Silk from Patan is famous and one of the biggest selling fabrics in some of the larger cities.The patola is one of the finest hand-woven sarees produced today. This is a specialty of Patan, and is famous for extremely delicate patterns woven with great precision and clarity.

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Zari Embroidery Work, Zari Embroidery Work art and craft, Zari Embroidery Work art of Gujarat

Zari Embroidery Work

Being wooden means being lively for the craftspeople of Gujarat.he craftsperson of Gujarat quite obviously fell in love with wood: it was infused with color, shape and shine quite unlike any wooden articles found anywhere else.

 

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>> Dhurries

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>> Mat-no-chandarvo

>> Pottery

>> Silver And Stone Crafts

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>> Patan Patola

 

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