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Other Handicrafts

Pith craft is very popular in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. West Bengal produces various types of decorative workmanship. Images, decorative ornaments of images and other articles of ritualistic significance are common. Pith workers of Tamil Nadu mainly produce beautiful images of Gods and some toys.

Leather craftsmen of Kashmir, Jaipur and West Bengal produce a number of items including shoes, morahs (small stools), purses, bags, etc., while in Andhra Pradesh they create leather puppets closely resembling Indonesian shadow puppets.

Papier mache products from Kashmir, Jaipur, Gwalior, Ujjain and Madras, table lamps, paper weights, toys, etc. in lacquer from Bihar and Orissa, musical instruments from Miraj, Tanjore, and Calcutta are some of the other important crafts.


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