Thawa/ Thewa is a special art of jewelry making which involves fusing of intricately worked-out sheet gold on molten glass. It evolved in Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan India. Its origin dates back to the Mughal age. Thawa is a traditional art of fusing 23K Gold with multicolored glass. The glass is treated by a special process to have glittering effects, which in turn highlights the intricate gold work. The whole Thawa piece is handcrafted over a period of one month by skilled artisans. Thawa, an art that pulsates with life, caught seemingly in movement, in motifs used on jewellery, which shows the culture, heritage, and tales of romance and valour of Rajasthan with nature and happiness depicting the art of the fine craftsmanship. On 31/03/2014 it was registered under the GI Act 1999.