Crafts of Daman and Diu are exquisite representations of diverse forms of attractive handicrafts, which are manufactured by small-scale artisans which are famous not only within the country but also are in high demand overseas. They are believed to be amongst the most significant handicrafts of the western portion of the nation. The Union Territory of Daman and Diu is quite renowned for the craft of 'mat weaving', and its various products. Attractive mats, embellished with beautiful patterns are woven in this part of the country which also includes folk and traditional patterns. In the region of Diu, tortoise shell crafts and the art of ivory carving is quite popular.
Various types of tortoises are found alongside the shores of Diu, which has fuelled the growth and development of numerous kinds of tortoise shell products. A large number of decorative as well as utilitarian items meant for domestic households are crafted, employing these tortoise shells. The craft of ivory carving is yet impressive craft which is widely practised by the regional craftsmen of Daman and Diu.
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