Varanasi Glass Beads

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Glass Beads

Name of GI Registered Product : Varanasi Glass Beads
Name of State : Uttar Pradesh
Certificate Date :10/11/2016
Applicant Name &Address : Varanasi Glass Beads Manufacturers’ Association, D-20, Small Industrial Estate, Varanasi — 221002, Uttar Pradesh, India
Felicitated by: Export Commissioner, Uttar Pradesh Government


Varanasi is one of India’s largest exporters of beads and bead products. Different types of beads are used to ornament various products like clothing, decorative items, curtains, purses, clothing accessories, jwellery and such like, and this trend is increasing rapidly. More than 2,000 artisans are involved in bead production and handicrafts in Varanasi, with most of them being concentrated in the areas of Chandpur, Kandwan and Ramnagar. Glass, the major raw material required, is getting expensive and scarce. Better training and technology are also needed tt scale up this growing industry, since it has great potential. Major products include earrings, bracelets and neck pieces made out of multi coloured glass beads.

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

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