Wooden Lacquerware of Bihar

Lacquerware craft of Bihar is unique and has ritualistic connotations. Bihar produces raw and shell lac in huge quantities. Kusum is one of the varities considered excellent for making legs of beds, boxes, bangles and stools and laquer is done over these items to decorate.

Laheris is a community which makes special oval shaped containers called sindurdans. There is a tradition of gifting red colour round nose ring box having engraved symbols of fruitfulness and longevity.

Wooden products are worked on a lathe and very attractive motifs are engraved. Red and black are the main colours used.