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Gujarat Panorama


Hand woven fabric

  


Wall painting - Anjar

  


Patchwork Quilt

  


Beaded Toran

 

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Handicrafts
The traditional Gujarati's have safe guarded their rich cultural heritage for centuries, which is very well exhibited by the art and craft of the region. The major handicraft works re Calico prints by Chhipas and Bhavsars, Patola weaving by Salvis, Brocade and Jari weaving by Khatris, Copper-smithly by Kansaras, Pottery by Kumbharas, Carpentry by Suthars, Black-smithly by Luthars, Gold-smithly by Sonis and leather work by Mochis.

Textiles
Patola The famous Patola weaving of Patan is known for its colorful geometrical pattern which re strikingly beautiful. The unique tie and weave method of Patola results in identical patterns on the both the sides of the fabric.
Bandhej (tie and dye fabric) of Jamnagar, Mandvi and Bhuj are famous for their intricate designs and patterns which are used in wedding outfits called as gharchola odhni and sarees.
The other well known prints are ajrakhs prints of Kutch region and the sodagiri prints of Paithapur. 
Matani - Pachedi prints are made in honor of goddess Durga by the vahgari community priests.

Jari Surat is one of the biggest and the most important Jari manufacturing centre of India. It is one of the oldest industries, which dates back to the Mughal period. The principal types of products are made of real gold and silver threads or imitation gold and silver threads. The major embroidery patterns are chalak, salaiya, kangri, tikki, ring and katori.
Mashru It is a fabric woven with a combination of silk and cotton. Mashru is well known for its bold patterns and colours.
Toran It is heavily decorated and embroidered decoration hung over the entrance and is considered a symbol of warm welcome.

Jewellery
Jewellery making is the art of highest anituity, the famous among these are filgree work, open wire work. carving etc. Wnamelling is another noteworthy artistic craft. Kutch region is renowned for its necklaces, ear-rings etc.

Lacquer Work
Saurashtra and Sanked in the Vadodara district are also known for their lacquer work. Toys, stands, parts of bedstead, cradles, cradles, low chairs are some of the important items of lacquer work. Ivory is mostly used in inlay work and preparation of artistic bangles.
Mahuva in Bhavnagar district and Idar in Sabarkantha district are known for the manufacturing of wooden lacquer toys.
Beads stones are prepared from Agate, a semi-precious stone mostly in Cambay region for  ear rings, necklace and other ornamental articles. Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh adn other places are also known for bead work.

Wood Carving
Exquisite wood carvings can be observed in the temples, havelis and many houses in various parts of Gujarat. The major centres of wood carvings are Visnagar, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Mahuva, and Bilimora. Sandalwood boxex from Surat are very popular.

Temple Curtain
The temple curtain work is a specially of some Vaghari Harijan families of Ahmedabad. Its is prepared in the old madder process and depicts the Goddes Durga riding tiger a well as other illustrations from Puranic legends.

 

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