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Traditional Craft of Varanasi region and surround districts of U.P. State

A lot of artisans have lost their traditional handicraft work and migrating in the unskilled work, due to these circumstances, this world famous craft is going to be in languishing category. Therefore, More »

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Banaras Brocades & Sarees

Varanasi is renowned for Banarsi silk saris. The silk sari makers are specifically weavers’ community and their livelihood is completely depending on handloom weaving. The introduction of power looms coupled with enormous More »

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Varanasi (also known as Banaras/Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi’s prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. The word ‘Kashi’ originated from the word ‘Kas’ which More »

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Gulabi Meenakari

The Pink painted enamel style was brought in Varanasi by the Persian enamellists around early 17th century during the Mughal era. This enameling style reached its peak of perfection at the Persian More »

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Black Pottery

Nizamabad, in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh, is renowned for its black pottery. This particular variety features a shiny black surface with engraved silver patterns. The art of making this kind of More »

Traditional Craft of Varanasi region and surround districts of U.P. State

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A lot of artisans have lost their traditional handicraft work and migrating in the unskilled work, due to these circumstances, this world famous craft is going to be in languishing category.

Therefore, Human Welfare Association has facilitate the GI registration of 7 Handicraft products of eastern Uttar Pradesh i.e. Banaras Brocades and Saree, Handmade Carpet of Bhadohi, Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft, Mirzapur handmade Dari, Varanasi Wooden Lacquerware & Toys,  Nizamabad Black Pottery, Banaras Metal Repousee craft and have get the GIR under GI Act. Hence, the consumers and exporters has started in a positive manner and choose the GI registered products treated as IPR of the country. Being the constituency of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, this is also a proud thing that a huge number of GI registered products will be from Varanasi and eastern U.P. region and will boost up the export as well as more livelihood opportunities with the millions of artisans in a sustainable development goal and this is directly linked with Make in India, Skill India and Digital India campaign.

Banaras Brocades & Sarees

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Background:
Varanasi is renowned for Banarsi silk saris. The silk sari makers are specifically weavers’ community and their livelihood is completely depending on handloom weaving. The introduction of power looms coupled with enormous influx of Chinese silk traders has steadily overturned this community from their traditional livelihood but above all most of the families are hitherto struggling for their survival and existence.
Historically the Banaras was famous for its socio-economic and religious importance. It was famous as the religious city of the Hindu religion due to presence of Vishwanath Temple on the bank of river Ganga. The city is equally important as a Brocade weaving centre. It is believed that the weaving industry flourished during the Vedic period and touched its climax with the introduction of Mogul pattern of designs during early 16th century.

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