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Though the habitation in this region is not much, the culture of the people here is very interesting. Kutch handicrafts encompass a range of products and skills, including engraved silver jewelry, intricate leather and fabric embroidery, and woodcarvings. Usually different tribes specialize in different skills. The best-known method of preparing cloth or other fabrics is a tie-dye process called bandhani, believed to have been used in the area for 5,000 years. The process is used in making saris, shirts, shawls, and other items.

Although many aspects of Kutch culture are thriving, some of its unique folk musical traditions are dying out. Surando is an unusual stringed instrument that is very hard to manufacture and master.

The Kutch is a fascinating region of India that rewards the few travelers who take time to explore its many villages. Local women wear colorful, distinctive costumes that are often augmented by elaborate earrings or nosepieces. Tattooing is also common among unmarried women and man.

Jats, Ahirs, and Harijans are some of the tribes that populate the Kutch region. The Rabaris are the largest group. They are traditionally semi-nomadic; the men spend up to 10 months of the year seeking new grazing pastures with their sheep, goats, and camels. The women and children remain in the village. The milk and milk products are their main source of income. Rabari women are also expert embroiderers.

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