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Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft

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Handicraft Handloom
Gulabi Meenakari Craft

Name of GI Registered Product : Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft
Name of State : Uttar Pradesh
Certificate Date :23/03/2015
Applicant Name &Address : Sabhagi Welfare Samiti, K.9/30, Paththar Gali Bharionath,Varanasi, Uttar pradesh, India
Felicitated by: Human Welfare Association

 

Meenakari, also called enamelling, is the art of decorating a metal surface by fusing mineral substances on it. Meenakari was introduced into India by the Mughals. The process is often applied to kundan—articles of jewellery studded with gemstones set with a layer of gold foil between the stone and the mount on one side, while the reverse is lavishly enamelled using the meena technique. The lustre of the meena, the enamelled reverse side, increases over time due to contact with the wearer’s body and clothes. The brilliance of the diamonds and other stones is effectively complemented by the multihued enamel of the meena. Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the oldest cities in India and has a very rich culture and history. It was the capital of the ancient Kashi region.The present meenakar in Varanasi claimed that the position of the art of meenakari was prosperous till about hundred years ago.

 

List Of Craftman
Sl. No. Craftman Name Address Contact No.
1 Tarun Kumar GayGhat Lal Ghat Varanasi 9236069642
2 Kunj Bihari Singh GayGhat Lal Ghat Varanasi 9450543920
3 Rohan Vishwakarma Bramha Gat Varanasi 9415984124
4 Balram Das Gay Ghat Varanasi 9838620690
5 Ramesh Kumar Vishwakarma Gay Ghat Varanasi 9839318227
6 Vaibhav Vishwakarma Gay Ghat Varanasi 9696735073
7 Srinath Singh Gay Ghat Varanasi 6394553619
8 Amit Singh Gay Ghat Varanasi 8318128481
9 Rajendra Singh Gay Ghat Varanasi 9415353170
10 Rajesh Kumar Gay Ghat Varanasi 9336339141

A Compendium of Geographical Indications (GI) II Handicrafts of India 1165

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