PM Modi presents Khambhat made gift to President Putin

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has gifted Gujarat’s legacy and creation of tribal community to President Putin of Russia.

Agate or Akik are semi-precious stones known for fineness of grain and brightness. These stones are extracted from the mines of the hills and riverbeds by tribal groups of Bhils.

The artisans of Khambhat region of State of Gujarat produce a wide variety of spellbinding ornaments, utilitarian products and decor articles.

One such product is Agate Bowls. These are made out of a single stone without any joins which involves prodigious craftsmanship and diligence.

Agate occurs in a wide range of colours, which include brown, white, red, grey, pink, black and yellow. The colours are caused by impurities and occur as alternating bands within the agate.

The different colours were produced as groundwater of different compositions seeped into the cavity. The banding within a cavity is a record of water chemistry change. This banding gives many agate interesting colours and patterns that make it a popular gemstone.

error: Content is protected !!