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Jamu and Kashmir And Its Cultural Heritage

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Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.
The cultural heritage of Jammu & Kashmir cuts across all the regional, religious and ethnic barriers. The three regions may apparently look different keeping in view the geographical factors, but they have so much in common, acquired through age old association amongst the people of the State that it will be a stupendous task to isolate them culturally and politically. The Sindh, Chenab and Jhelum which flow through the three regions of this State, though originating from different sources, have taken along their flow so many upheavals, calamities, pangs and stories…

Gujrat Art and Craft

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Gujarat – The Land of the Legends, stands bordered by Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north east, Madhya Pradesh in the east, and Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the south. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south west .Where the work of art results with the formal interest and commemorative interest making way together. Completely appealing and valuable, works of art in Gujarat differ widely in the proportions of its patterns to the element of Painting, Sculpture or any other – blend with beauty and usefulness. Arts present something to our sense – perceptions as they make way to articulate lifestyles. Gujarat stands unique with its verbal or nonverbal arts – a mixed combination with aesthetic appeal. It is famous for its dyeing, printing, bead and mirror work apart from traditional Bandhinis and Patolas which has a hand woven art for the traditional wear.The arts and crafts have a rich cultural past and linked to t…

Karur : Home Textiles City

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Karur District is a district located along the Kaveri and Amaravathi rivers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu,
Karur is famous for its home textiles. Karur has a niche in five major product groups — bed linens, kitchen linens, toilet ,linens, table linens and wall hangings. Overall Karur generates around Rs.6000 crores in foreign exchange through direct and indirect exports. Allied industries like ginning and spinning mills, dyeing factories, weaving etc., employs around 450,000 people in and around Karur.

On the international textile map, Karur has become synonymous with hand loom made-ups first as Tirupur in the hosiery product. The weaving industry came to Karur from Kerala and has earned a reputation for its high quality hand-loom products today. Hand loom exports from Karur began on a modest scale with just 15 exporters in 1975 and today Karur has thousands of exporters and the products are supplied to world leading chain stores like Walmart, Target, IKEA, Åhléns etc.

The hand-lo…

Moradabad - The Art City

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Moradabad, a city in north central India, in northwestern Uttar Pradesh state lies on the banks of the Ramganga River, a tributary of the Ganges and about 160 kms away across the border of Delhi. Moradabad is an important center of trade. Several major rail lines and a national highway link the city with other parts of India.
Moradabad is renowned for brass work and has carved a niche for itself in the handicraft industry through out the world. It is now one of the biggest exports centers of handicraft in the state. Today, it houses around 29% of the artisans in India. The modern, attractive, and artistic brassware, jewellery and trophies made by skilled artisans are the main crafts.The attractive brassware is exported to countries like USA, Britain, Canada, Germany and Middle East Asia.
There are about 600 export units and 5000 industries in the district. Moradabad exports goods worth Rs. 2200 crore every year. Recently other products like Iron Sheet Metalwares, Aluminium Artworks an…