Next to cotton, jute is the cheapest and most significant of all textile fibers. It is used extensively in developed different types of packaging material for agricultural and industrial products. Its coarse character has a unique charm while natural color, heavy texture and twilly kind of body typify its earthiness.
Jute handicrafts exist at Bhopal, Raipur, Indore and Gwalior. The items include hanging lamps, baskets, flower vases, swings, hammocks, purses, table mats and footwear etc