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Seven Products From Uttar Pradesh Have Received The GI Tag

Seven Products From Uttar Pradesh Have Received The GI Tag:

Seven of its distinctive products being granted Geographical Indication (GI) tags by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.

Seven Products are:

Amroha Dholak: A Musical Marvel

  • The Amroha Dholak is a musical instrument crafted from natural wood.
  • Preferred wood choices include mango, jackfruit, and teakwood.
  • Animal skin, usually goatskin, is meticulously fitted to create the drum’s surface.

Baghpat Home Furnishings:

  • Baghpat and Meerut are renowned for their exclusive handloom home furnishing products.
  • The weaving process involves cotton yarn and is predominantly done on frame looms.

Barabanki Handloom Product:

  • Barabanki and its surrounding areas are home to around 50,000 weavers and 20,000 looms.
  • The annual turnover of the Barabanki cluster is estimated to be ₹150 crore.

Kalpi Handmade Paper:

  • Kalpi is recognized for handmade paper manufacturing.
  • Munnalal ‘Khaddari,’ a Gandhian, introduced the craft in the 1940s, although its roots in Kalpi’s history may extend further.

Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip:

  • Mahoba Gaura Patthar Hastashlip represents the unique stone craft of Mahoba.
  • The stone used, scientifically known as the ‘Pyro Flight Stone,’ is a soft and radiant white-coloured stone predominantly found in the region.

Mainpuri Tarkashi:

  • Mainpuri Tarkashi is a popular art form characterised by brass wire inlay work on wood.
  • Traditionally used for khadaous (wooden sandals), Mainpuri Tarkashi has been a household necessity.
  • Leather alternatives were sought due to cultural considerations regarding cleanliness

Sambhal Horn Craft:

  • Sambhal Horn Craft utilises raw materials procured from deceased animals and this craft form is entirely handmade.