Uttar Pradesh artists make jewellery with animal bones and horns

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Muradabad, Nov.25 (ANI): Artists in Muradabad city of Uttar Pradesh have mastered the unique art of making wealth from waste. Believe it or not, they make jewellery from bones and horns of animals!

Considering the exorbitant cost of gold, silver and allied precious stones, the fancy for jewellery made from bones and horns has gained popularity not just in parts of Uttar Pradesh but abroad too.

"Earlier, the demand was not this much but now we are having export orders and we are doing our level best to fulfill the demand of order," said Bhuvesh Kumar, an artist of bone jewellery.

These indigenous craftsmen have inherited the skills of making varieties of bone items and accessories including jewellery from their ancestors.

"People used to make combs of horns and bones before independence. From that time only, artists used to do the work of carving and legacy of this art have passed to generations," said, Rajeev Gupta, an exporter of bone jewellery, Murdabad.

The bone bangles come in a wide rang of designs and a variety of colours to match the varied individual tastes and choices.

Available in different colours, the bone jewellery maintains a demand among the college-goers in abroad.

The jewellery is coloured in different hues and combinations which fascinates customers in foreign lands.

"We have got handful benefits due to the wide range of our colourful jewellery made out of bones and horns of animals. Whatever kind of jewellery we make, we easily colour it in different shades. Different colour combinations attract international clients. They buy these jewelleries to match their dress," said Manoj, a bone jewellery maker. By Vibhav (ANI)

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