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Gujarat State
Handloom & Handicrafts
Development Corporation Ltd.

Bead Work

Gujarat is the centre for Bead Craft, also known as Moti Bharat, across India. Bead craft is the art of making household decorative items like chaklas, Indhonis, Mangal kalash & nariyal and torans and jewellery like necklaces, bangles, earrings etc. Motifs and patterns are dictated by the technique of putting two or three beads together.

This art has originated from Saurashtra region, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Junagadh districts and it is also practiced in Ahmedabad. Tribal artisans of Panchmahal and Vadodara districts are also making traditional bead jewellery, ornaments when worked around solid objects such as coconuts and pot-rests it takes a breath taking three dimensional forms. Bead craft is used for making home décor items. It is also popular in the tribals of Dahod, Vadodara and Panchmahals.