North-east India is home to a large number of tribes and these tribes have a rich handicraft tradition of their own. Bamboo works, especially, are widespread in the region. Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim,Nagaland and Tripura have some very skilled bamboo craftsmen who make beautiful screens, lamp stands, furniture and baskets among other things. Manipur is recognized for gold and gold plated jewelry, Assam and Meghalaya for their silk textiles and Sikkim for carpet weaving. Pottery is also a commonly practiced craft in some of these states.