Rajasthan The Heritage State- Bikaner
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The desert town of Bikaner's mainstay in handicrafts is camel skin leather painted in vivid colours. You will find finely worked pouches, lacquered lampshades, footwear and cushions in Usta available in shopping centres around King Edward Memorial Rd, close to the Junagarh Fort.
Local carpets and carved wood furniture are also interesting.
There is a Cottage Industries Institute near Junagarh Fort. The Urmul Trust runs the Abhivyakti shop inside the Fort which sells well made items like shawls, tops, cushion covers, jootis and the traditional folding chair in leather and wood called pidas The proceeds go directly to health and education projects in the 115 villages which participate in the project.