Sankheda, located on the banks of the Orsang River, 55 km from Vadodara is renowned worldwide for its finely polished lacquer work and hand crafted furniture. It is an excellent example of woodworking, woodturning, lacquerware and hand-painting on wood. An artisan community called Kharadi Suthars make this furniture. They use hand-held tools, lathes, and simple machinery to do so. The tradition of making hand-painted furniture in Sankheda dates back to the mid-1800s.