Surat Handicrafts

Surat Handicrafts are very famous all over India. The Indian state of Gujarat has a rich tradition of art and craft and it preserves it with a lot of respect and care. The city of Surat, which is situated in the southeastern part of Gujarat, also is proud of its own tradition of handicrafts and artifacts along with the ones that are so characteristic handiworks of the state that Surat belongs to.

Preserving with pride, the traditional handicrafts of Surat, the people there are also open to experimentations to make things better. They love nurturing their cultural heritage and strive to enrich the traditional Surat handiworks even more.

The crafts in Gujarat and Surat are rooted deep in the life of the people. The art and craft of Surat is an integral part of their culture and lifestyle. With the help of the Surat handicrafts, one is able to render a perfect new look to any ordinary and dull item of everyday use into a beautiful looking object.

In the jewellary and diamond industry, Surat has carved a niche for itself. More than ninety percent of finished diamond products of the world are treated by the polishing and cutting experts of the city. Surat is world famous for its textile industry, which is one of the biggest and best in the country.

There are a large number of printing and weaving styles that are practiced in the textile industries of Surat. The most famous of these styles are:
  • Bandhej- the tie and dye fabric
  • Toran
  • Patola
  • Deesa
  • Dhamadka and Ajrakh
  • Tangalia
  • Matani
  • Mashru
  • Jari
The city of Surat is also well known for its Sarees. The different styles that are famous are:
  • Brocade
  • Gharchola
  • Panetar
  • Tanchoi
The other handicraft industries in Surat are:
  • Lacquer Work
  • Sculpture
  • Miniature painting
  • Dance
  • Wood Craving
  • Stone Carving
  • Calligraphy
  • Printing
  • Embroidery
  • Dhurries
  • Pottery

Last Updated on : 3/06/2013