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. The brass industry of Jamnagar is one of the major in India and from Kutch and Rajkot come the well-known silver engravings and ornaments that are considered so typical of Gujarat. Anjar is a good place to buy brass and iron utensils, cutlery, knives and scissors. For classic chunky tribal jewellery, you should visit Poshina, enroute from Ahmedabad to Mt. Abu, where silver and imitation silver ornaments can be brought from the tribals and native artisans for very low prices. You can also watch arrows being crafted here, and pick up knives and daggers with beautiful sheaths and hilts.