Varanasi has, since times immemorial, been hailed as a premier centre for some of the finest handicrafts. The most renowned craft of the city is Silk weaving. ‘Banarasi Sarees’ produced by local craftsman are among the most preferred, not only in India but across the world. Brassware, copperware, ivory work , glass bangles, wood, stone and clay toys and exquisite gold jewellery are some of the other crafts the city is famous for. Bhadohi Carpets and musical instruments are among the other shopping attractions.

List of Craftsman(Handicrafts, Wooden & Stone Works)

Name & Address of Craftsman

Name of Product

2nd Floor,Vishwa Sadan Building
Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110 058 (INDIA)
Phones : 91-11-25504163, 25504164, 25510223
Fax: 91-11- 25504162, 25510917, 25526549
E-mail : bbl[at]vsnl[dot]com,bbil[at]bblindia[dot]com Website :http://www.bblindia.com/
Banaras Beads
Yogesh Agarwal , Varanasi Art Gallery , Assi (Near Bhaidaini Puming Station) Varanasi Brass Works, Copper Works, Ivory, Stone Works
Ram Khelawan Singh, State Award, B-24/92 Kashmiri Ganj, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2313004 Wooden Toys
Rameshwer Singh, B-24/49, Kashmiri Ganj, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2310559 Wooden Toys
Sri Ram Prasad Prajapati, Merit Award, b-22/271-1, Kirahiya, Khojawa, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2313049 Wooden Toys
Sri Godawari Singh, B-24/100, Kashmiri Ganj, Varanasi, Tel . 0542-2312184 Wooden Toys
Sri Ashok Kumar Singh, Merit Award, B-24/47-A, Kashmiri Ganj, Khojwa, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2313479 Stone Works
Sri Shivpujan Jaiswal, B-22/19, Khojwa, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2315247 Stone Works
Sri Govind Prasad, D-53/14-A-5B-2, Luxa, Varanasi, Tel. 0542-2359079 Stone Works
Source of Information: G.M. DIC, Varanasi