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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Black Pottery



One of the oldest industries of the district, pottery still contributes substantially to the economic life of the people. The fancy pottery made in Nizamabad is famous in the world. The potters this place make tea-pots, sugar-bowls and other decorative articles. The earthen wares and statues of Gods and Goddesses particularly of Ganesh, Laxmi, Shiva, Durga and Saraswati are also made. These products fetch rich market during fairs and festivals. This particular smooth black play is plentifully available in the district. The black look is obtained by dipping the pot into the solution of clay and vegetable. After that for better look they use mercury,ranga and lead.


Wooden Lackerwear

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The wooden toys of Varanasi have always been popular with pilgrims and travellers. They are either hand-carved of turned on lathes. Among this ourite figures are those Hanuman, and other deiti and  demons from the animals. Bright red containers in different shap indside POP hindu weddings in Varanasi are  incomplete without the marwa,the wooden tree of life   wooden bowls used during the yajna or fire ceremony. these wooden tree can be seen at all the bazaars of the city, especially during the auspicious month when most hindu wideings take place.

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