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Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh
One of the biggest states in India, Uttar Pradesh is famous mainly for the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love constructed by Mughal King Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Situated in Agra, the Taj is the most beautiful monument loved by one and all. Other places of attraction in Uttar Pradesh include Varanasi, Lucknow, and religois places like Mathura and Vrindavan and so on. Other than places, the handicrafts of Uttar Pradesh are also popular all over the world.

Uttar Pradesh handicrafts

Being a huge in size, the state of Uttar Pradesh produces large number of crafts created by the large number of artisans spread across the state. Various handicrafts including earthen pottery, carpets weaving, chikankari embroidery, silk saris etc., are the primary artifacts of Uttar Pradesh. Different parts of the state produce different crafts. For example, Varanasi is popular for silk saris, whereas Mirzapur produces carpets. Agra and Kanpur are famous for its leather crafts and Moradabad manufactures metal ware. Lucknow, on the other hand, produces chikankari embroidery, which is renown all over the world.

Other crafts like pottery, glass bangles, zardosi, woodenware, textiles, stonework, jewellery, sculptures, are also popular in the state.

Different categories of Uttar Pradesh handicrafts

Chikankari embroidery
Varanasi Brocade or Kinkab
Art Metal Brass Ware
Glass Ware


Chicken Kurti
Chikankari of Lucknow is the most famous of all crafts in the state. This is a delicate art of embroidery where a fabric is designed by intricate needlework. Chikankari is derived from the Persian word 'chikan' meaning cloth. This craft is available in various patterns of muree, lerchi, keelkangan and bakhia. This is an excellent craft that uses motifs of Mughal architectural themes. You can get saris and salwar suits embroidered with chikan work.

Varanasi Brocade or Varanasi silk is another popular craft of the state. The rich Varanasi brocades created on the fine silk or cotton fabrics use gold or silver threads to create beautiful designs on saris and dress materials. The Benarasi saris play very important role in every Indian marriage as brides are expected to carry a few of them in their wedding attire. The design motifs of these Banarasi saris and suits include intricate floral and foliage patterns and so on.

stone crafts elephant
Stonecraft is a popular craft in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This is the art in which craftsmen creates fine work on stone to give it various shapes of windows, garden furniture, decorative pieces and so on.

Bhadoi, Shahjahanpur and Mirzapur are the hubs of Carpet manufacturing in Uttar Pradesh. Carpet weaving is a common work for most people in these areas. The carpets are designed in various extraordinary designs of flora and fauna and other different patterns.

Moradabad brass
Art Metal Brass Ware is a major craft of Moradabad where large quantities of this metal ware are produced. The color and engraving pattern of these metal brass ware are very interesting. The various things created in this craft include traditional vases, trays, stools, decorative items and idols of Gods and goddess.

Glass Ware of Firozabad is very famous. Earlier only glass bangles where produced here. Now with the help of machines, the glassware industry has flourished. Other glass ware include glass beads of Varanasi. In addition, glass plates, glass toy and other such things are produced in various parts of the state.

Ceramic pottery
Pottery is a unique craft in Uttar Pradesh with different shapes, designs, and colours. These serve as water containers called as ‘surahis’ that keep water cold in summer. Meerut and Hapur are famous for creating such water containing pots.

Manufacturers of Uttar Pradesh handicrafts

1. Innovations is a company that manufactures brass handicrafts, aluminium handicrafts, iron handicrafts, bone handicrafts, horn handicrafts, wooden handicrafts, antique brass items, flower vases, and so on.

Address: Pandit Nagla By Pass, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

2. S. R. Trading Corporation manufactures jewelry boxes, antique handicrafts, wooden handicrafts, brass statues, wooden statues, wood furniture, and more.

Address: Peer Gaib Street, Bansi Gali, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

3. Colours Craft manufactures wooden handicrafts, metal crafts, gifts items, horn crafts, and handcrafted jewelry

Address: Koat East, Near-Gori Sahay Mandir, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh

Exporters or export industry of Uttar Pradesh handicrafts
1. Shine Star International exports antique handicrafts, wooden handicrafts and much more
Address: B-30, Ram Ganga Vihar, Phase 1, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

2. Leaders Export deals in exporting brass handicrafts, aluminum handicrafts, iron handicrafts, glass handicrafts, wood handicrafts, flower vases, candle stands, wooden boxes, decorative items, and more.

Address: Manju Nagar, Near Prabhat Market, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

3. Wood Creation exports wooden handicraft, and other craft items

Address: Gulshan-e-farid Colony, Mela Gughal Road, Near Hina Masjid,, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

The market of Uttar Pradesh art and craft is spread over countries like U.S.A., Europe Australia, South Africa, Mauritius, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Trinidad, France and so on.

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