Leather Art Craft

Leathercraft is one of the non–textile crafts practised in Kachchh for generations by the Marwada Meghwal community who migrated from Sindh and Rajasthan. Credited for devising ingenious ways to treat the hides of dead animals, often supplied by cattle herders or the Maldhari community, the Marwada Meghwals would then transform them into products that all the communities needed, such as sturdy shoes or products for decorating and adorning cattle. Earlier, the tanning and other pre-processes were done at the village level but gradually disappeared due to cultural and social stigmas. Today, leathers artisans source their leather from leather dealers. The community's women, known for their beautiful embroidery, then decorate the leather goods, combining two craft traditions.

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