Arts and crafts

Today, as also in the times past, the mention of Chanderi brings to mind not the town but the fine, silken fabric woven here. With a loom in virtually every home, weaving is literally the heartbeat of the town; the streets reverberating with the incessant beats of the khatka. The fortunes of Chanderi have always […]

Bamboo Weaving

Raw material for the products is procured locally from the forest which lies in vicinity of the town. Bamboo is abundant during the rainy season, which is when most of the weaving is done. Bamboo is the traditional occupation of the Bansors. Products Baskets Fans Sieves Brooms Vases Mats

Beedi Making

Although weaving is the main livelihood option for the majority of the population, household incomes are supplemented by beedi making. It usually employs the women and girls of the family, who are commonly seen at the doors of their homes engaged in drying the leaves and rolling tobacco into them once they are dry.


 The fortunes of Chanderi have always been entwined with the fortunes of its weaves. Hence, the history of the town will remain incomplete without a look at this artistic tradition.  There is no written record as to when and how weaving began in Chanderi. But considering particular events in history it is possible to suggest […]