Heavily embellished Sankheda furniture is a common feature of most Gujarati households far and wide. The vibrant, colourful pieces are designed by craftsmen from the Kharadi community of Gujarat. To create each piece, teakwood is fashioned using a lathe and chiselled into its desired form. A natural resin is used that is obtained from a secretion from tiny insects found on lac trees. Floral and geometrical patterns are painted on the wood and an agate stone is used to furnish it. You’ll find some exquisite centre tables, sofa sets, swings, dining tables, cradles and doors crafted using this technique.