The arts and crafts of Lakshadweep have strange resemblance with that of Kerala because the people of Lakshadweep are very much similar to that of Keralites. The shell craft is the most important craft of this union territory.
A variety of seashells are available in the vast beaches and shores of the Lakshadweep Islands. The craftsmen utilize the shells to make beautiful decorative items and ornaments. These items are very popular among the tourists visiting Lakshadweep. Other crafts include those made of coconut shells and tortoise shells. A variety of handicrafts are also made from coconut shells.