Bikaner is especially famous for its ancient art of Golden Nakkashi in
the palaces of Bikaner and minakari on camel hide.
Also well known are the goldsmiths who do minakari (coloured inlay work
in gold or silver), metal and wood crafters.
This art form, ancient art of Golden Nakkashi came to India from Iran
via the Mughals, and later assimilated itself into Indian culture.
The city is also reputed for its textile printing, camel hide kupis
(containers) and lamps, and you will even find table lamps shaped in the
form of an ostrich egg. The Urmul Trust, a voluntary organisation is
trying to revive some of these traditional arts.