Pilakhuwa Wood Products

Dept of Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles

Pilkhuwa is a small town in Uttar Pradesh, India, famous for its block-printed textiles. With the decrease in patronage of block-printed textiles,  the wood workers involved in making blocks were getting no work.

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The artisans had to be rehabilitated by training them to design and make new products. Block makers were therefore, trained to make photo frames and mirror frames, which had a ready market in urban centres.

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The intricate carving and brass inlay made these photoframes elegant and unique.

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