Lac Handicarfts

Lac Handicraft in India is quite an old art. Lac work is applied to furniture and other decorative items. Lac is manufactured in many parts of Bengal, Elambazaar in Beerbhum, Lohardugga district of Chota-Nagpur and along the banks of the Parulia, between Jhalda and Ranchi in the Manbhum district. Stick lac is also manufactured in Chota-Nagpur, Raipur and Sambalpur. The making of multicoloured lac marbles, lacquered walking sticks, lac mats, lac bangles and lacquered toys are carried on almost everywhere.