2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART K
Manufacturing technique of exquisite handicraft of Jadau Kundan Jewellery of Bikaner, Rajasthan
Author(s): Shalini Soni, Dr. Jaya Paliwal and Mamta Agrawal
The present study was conducted to investigate and properly document the craft of Jadau Kundan Jewellery of Bikaner, Rajasthan. 40 artisans were selected randomly for study. It was observed that majority of artisans were young below 40 years, living in joint families, were giving full time practice the craft, learnt the craft from their fathers and forefathers. Most of the workers neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with their job. Artisans were facing problems like job insecurity, irregular work load, low wedges, occupational health hazards, lack of awareness regarding new government schemes and policies. Suggestions noted were government initiatives towards job security, establishment of workers union and providing improved working facilities. Prime raw materials, manufacturing technique, tools and equipments needed were recorded. It was found that artisans hand over jewellery to mediator or customer. After production jewellery is sent to various cities for being exported. So, Bikaner acted only as a production centre. It was concluded that if the production can be managed in organized manner there is a immense potential for the growth of Jadau Kundan Jewellery of Bikaner.
How to cite this article:
Shalini Soni, Dr. Jaya Paliwal and Mamta Agrawal. Manufacturing technique of exquisite handicraft of Jadau Kundan Jewellery of Bikaner, Rajasthan. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(2): 668-670.