The Muslim art form of Lacquer can be located in North Western India. It is a 3,000-year-old traditional craft that has been passed down by generations. The art of lacquer has been mentioned in epics and Vedas, and it is considered sacred.
Lacquer artisans create products such as bangles and jewelry accessories made of natural resin (lacquer), which is obtained from the secretions of an insect on the Kusum trees in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Lacquer craft is well known for its bright colors, beads, mirrors, and other glittery accessories. Other items such as ornaments and boxes are made with a chemical resin. It is a lead free compound that is stronger and more durable. Product designs are endless when made with this resin, which gives artisans greater economic opportunities.