HANDICRAFTS OF RANN OF KUTCH

Kutch_Handicrafts

Rann of kutch is famous for its numerous handicrafts which are been followed from past generations till now.  Its foreign trade in different handicrafts has been its traditional basis of its prosperity. The following are the different handicrafts made by them.

EMBROIDERY

Kutch is world famous for its mirrored embroideries. To create generate wealth, honour deities or festivity; traditionally most of them were stitched by village women for their families and themselves.

HAND BLOCK PRINTING

Kutch the hometown for a variety of textiles of hand printing. Famous among them are Rogan painting, Batik prints and Ajrakh prints.

WOOD CARVING

One of the best handicrafts in Kutch is Wood carving. Master crafts persons of wood carving are the Harijan people who lives in Ludia and Dumaro.

PEN – KNIVES AND NUTCRACKERS

Nutcrackers and Pen knives of Kutch have travelled each corner of the breadth and length of the country. People of Kutch mostly like to present their handmade nutcrackers and penknives to their friends and relatives who live outside Kutch.

IRON BELL WITH COPPER COATING

The bell’s sounds helped communities of cowherds and shepherds to recognize their flocks from a distance, even without modern Communications. From Bhuj market sheets of waste iron are bought. Before shaping it, designs are made. Kutchi bells are very well used as church bells in foreign market.

SEASHELL TOYS

For the soft bodied animals, molluscs; there will be an outer case called Sea shells. Seashell dolls and toys are made in Bhuj.