HANDICRAFTS are a rich tradition in Gujarat, influenced by both the homeland and outside cultures. Some of the handicrafts developed in Gujarat are sari weaving, embroidery, cloth dyeing, leather work, block printing, inlay work, pottery, wood carving, jewellery making, beadwork and gold embroidery, known as zari.
These techniques and designs were taken to Africa by the craftspeople of Gujarat. For instance, the colourful traditional East African printed cotton cloth kanga was influenced by designs from India. Even today, kanga with African designs are produced in India to be sold on the African market.