Leather Lamp Shades- Leather Work

Hodka in Kutch, Gujarat is famous for its traditional Leather Craft.The Hodka men are traditional leather artisans. Every hamlet in the village have their own distinguish designs and patterns. As part of the tradition, every girl in the village is taught to embroider at an early age. In ancient times, the leather workers would craft leather saddles and boots for the army, today they make exquisite toys, bags, purses , fans ,mirror frames,wall hangings, shoes, mojdis, sapats, chappals and chaplas (embroidered footwear).
This colourful craft embellished with motifs of velpatti, laherias, animals and birds in the tradition of what is known as Mochi Bharat.Ttasselled and embroidered to highlight colour schemes.