METAL ART OF MORADABAD
The brassware industry in Moradabad bloomed in early 19th century and British took the art to foreign markets. Other immigrating artisans from Banaras, Lucknow, Agra and many other places formed the current cluster of brassware industry in Moradabad. With over 75 percent of the population dependent on metal work, Moradabad has carved a niche of its own. Designs made on metal products here display culture, heritage, history and diversity. Artisans create intricate pieces by special processes like casting, moulding, naqqashi and other ornamental techniques. This craft has been in practice for more than 500 years and today approximately 200,000 craftsmen are associated with it.
GI Tag Number : 161
A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.