Enter a tiny lane called Maniharon-ka-rasta in Jaipur and you are surrounded by shops and workshops of a small community that has transformed a 3000 year old craft of making objects out of the resin-deposit of the lac insect, into a style of jewellery, unique to Rajasthan.

Ambling through this lane, we learn the history of this community and how they arrived in Jaipur in the 18th century. We step into one of these workshops to see craftsmen in action, as resin blocks are gently heated, drawn, twisted and buffed into beautiful jewellery, often being embellished with gemstones.

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