Gold and silver work is very close in competition with Bandhani tie and dye for the first special skills or techniques of Kutch district. It is commonly known as ‘Kutchwork'. Kutch has been famous for a long time for the greater design and workmanship of its gold and silver articles for sale. Conventionally, the craft repays a lot in the importance and significance to the magnificent benefaction attached with inheritance skill and workmanship. Another reason which contributed to the increase of silver technique in Kutch district was importing gold and exporting silver goods without paying much of traditions holy being. With the arrival of Independence and the disappearance of the investment of generous state, the skill has been directed a place backside. But the fundamental advantage is also the constant demand for silver jewellery of traditional designs by the restricted population has come to free of this technique.
Based on the conditions of work, they are confidential into:
- Independent craftsmen
- Those who are full of activity with others
- Those who are members of co-operative society.
The tools employed by the craftsmen are holders, records, molders, hammers, brushes, cutters etc. Gold, silver are the required rare resources. The former two are used nearby and largely imported from Switzerland.
Two main categories of work are Kutch Work and Meena Kam (enameling) and gilding is the retreating third one.