- Kutch, also known as ’Kachchh’, is a quarter of Gujarat state in western India, with its headquarters at Bhuj with an area of 45,6574 square km with a vast population of 20,92,371. The people of Kutch have been known to speak their Kutchi language. It is notorious for its crafts, hills, white comeuppance, beautiful abecedarian ocean strands, colorful castles, and overall Dholaveera, one of the five largest Harappan spots and among the most prominent archaeological spots in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.
- Rann of Kutch is a massive breadth of cracked earth, inland from the ocean, that makes sure to take your breath away. The geographical position makes Kutch a unique destination where you can find sand, mountains, and white desert. The dead for country miles is both whim-whams stranding and stunning with a small oasis of water bodies and shrub timbers doubling up as homes for pink flamingos and wild asses. Tribal townlets with spherical slush bhungas (hooches) are the center of Kutchi embroidery, tie, and color, leatherwork, Rann of Kutch, which houses the 4953 sq km wild sanctuary. It homes the only remaining population of the groaner-colored Indian wild burro (khur) as well as blue-bulls, blackbuck, and chinkara.
- The area was formerly a shoal of the Arabian Sea until a constant geological shift closed off the connection with the ocean. In the period of Alexander, Kutch was formerly an important agreement with the oldest agreement plan up to Indus Valley Civilization. The area of Kutch has been ruled by Greeks from the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom to Rajputs to Singh Lines. The area of Kutch has not only seen the influences of colorful fiefdoms, but numerous vagrant lines also made the area of Kutch its home. The designs & crafts of Kutch draw a clear influence on these societies and the life of the vagrant lines.
- This is one of the hottest areas of India with summer temperatures comprising and peaking at 49.5 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 degrees Celsius.
- The Kutchi crafts include crafts such as Rogan art, Ajrak block printing, Copper bell, Lacquered art, Lippan art, Wood carving, and Kharad weaving art.
1. Rogan Art: In this craft, paint made from boiled oil and vegetable dye is laid down on fabric using either a metal block or stylus.
2. Ajrak block printing: it is a unique form of block printing. The designs and patterns are made using block prints by stamps.
3. Copper bell: bells are hand cast in a variety of shapes and sizes and displayed singularly or in a group to perform musical functions.
4. Lacquered Art: It is a form of painting with lacquer to decorate the lacquerware.
5. Lippan Art: It is a clay art form that is mostly practiced in decorating houses.
6. Wood carving: It is a form of woodworking resulting in a wooden figure or figurine or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object.
7. Kharad weaving: They are exquisitely handwoven carpets and rugs.
- The Kutchi chief diet comprises a khichdi which is prepared by cooking rice with beats, kadi which is a smoothly seasoned unheroic curry made with yogurt, and rotla which is a nutritional Indian flat chuck made of black millet flour and green chili fix served with delicate and stupefied chaas. Extensive use of fresh constituents, minimum canvas, and unique original flavors of Kutchi cookery appeal to the taste buds, minus the guilt stings of a fitness freak.