Since ages Varanasi is a centre for arts and crafts, dance and music, famous for silk production, brocades with gold and silver threadwork, glass bangles, ivory work, brassware and wooden toys. Varanasi wooden toys are very famous. These toys are made by cutting, peeling and shaping of wood with sharp tools like knives and other equipment. The art of making wooden toys includes spherical, diametrical, cylindrical toys and also traditional – religious articles, pen stand, vermillion case, gods and goddesses, animals, birds and boxes are included.

GI Tag Number : 457

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.

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