Meerut has a number of handicraft industries and is renowned for the wooden handicrafts, inlay work and metal craft. Engraved wooden work, Ceramic work, pottery are some of the crafts. The city of Meerut is the largest producer, manufacturer and exporter of musical instruments in India. Cottage industries manufacturing traditional art with bamboo, paper mache, ivory art, metal inlay work, horns etc., are found here. These industries are, in fact, particular to the state of Uttar Pradesh and have been followed from time immemorial.