Lac Bangles

Craftsmen : Avaz Mohammed
Lac is a resinous substance secreted by a female insect on the twigs and branches of the soapberry and acacia tree.
This substance is collected and crushed into powder and then made into small square cakes.
A basic mixture of shellac, soapstone and resin is melted together on a small coal fire and different dyes are gradually added. The mixture is kept soft on the coals while turning out various articles like bracelets, bangles, beads, little trinkets and toys.