Kanda is a fairly isolated settlement and as such there is need for local craft expertise. This requirement is more than amply filled. Local craftsmen operate in the areas of carpentry, blacksmithing, masonry, bamboo craft, wool carpet weaving, dehydrated floral craft and Rangoli Alpana (folk painting), to name but a few.

Evidence of these craftsmen’s endeavors is everywhere in Kanda from the delicate carving work to be seen in much of the woodwork in local housing to the skilled gold and silver smiths and carpet weavers in the Market and surrounding area.

Goldsmiths, particularly, have a history in Kanda. It is believed that goldsmiths were the earliest settlers in the area, and they continue to practice their profession in Kanda Market today with great success. Visitors are welcome to stop by to watch how gold and silver are molded into beautiful ornaments by these Kanda craftsmen. Opportunities to see other crafts being practiced are also abundantly available. The making of hand made paper and particularly greeting cards is especially accessible to visitors and hands on opportunities abound.

 
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