Since time immemorial, wood has been used to make utensils. In
Himanchal Pradesh water pitchers and bowls are made out wood. wood is used Storage receptacles are made in wood in many regions. Gujarat, in particular, has a rich tradition of wood-carving. Here, in addition to small chairs and tables, the swing, without which no traditional home is complete, is made. Wood lacquering is popular in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Traditional woodwork like painted cradles, boxes and ganjifa and the set of playing cards, are painted with religious and mythological figures.