The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the best place for those who love to collect different handicraft items from different places to decorate their interior or to keep them as a treasure. The specialty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands not only can be seen in their scenic beauty but also could be found in the crafted items made by the local peasants.
Designed materials made of crafted shells comprise the major portion of Andaman and Nicobar Islands art. This art of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have given birth to shell made classic ornaments and other wooden materials which are the main attractions of this place.
The art of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be best seen in their crafts made of shells. These shells are used for making beautiful and colorful designing ornaments. A wide range of decorative shells are there in this island. Thus it attracted many people to indulge themselves in this work.
But the huge popularity of the arts and crafts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands resulted in the exploitation of the natural resources as this art brought a new wave in the export business and many people started engaging themselves in this unit.
Small scale handicraft units in different corners of this land have grew up who were actively oriented in making shell and wooden craft items. Due to the fear of a big loss of the natural resources the Government brought restrictions on the export trade of these beautiful items.
This art of shell crafting of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are very fascinating and beautiful.