Category Archives : Lucknow Craft


One District One Product Summit Uttar Pradesh

After hosting two mega events this year – the path breaking Investors Summit and the recently concluded Ground Breaking Ceremony, Lucknow city is once again decked up to host another important event this weekend – the One District One Product (ODOP) summit. A two day event, the One District One Product (ODOP) Summit was inaugurated […]

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Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2018 – A Celebration of Life

The Sanatkada Lucknow Festival celebrates the heritage of Lucknow. It was an initiative undertaken by Sanatkada, a creative non-profit in 2006 to promote the rich culture of the city through various activities. The festival holds a series of programs such as panel discussions, book reading sessions, exhibitions and film festivals. Food and handicrafts, not just […]


Zardozi Artisans of Lucknow 1

What is Zardozi? Zardozi is a fascinating form of embroidery work that originated under the influence of Mughal Kings in the Kingdom of Oudh, currently identified as the central part of Uttar Pradesh in India. A large number of artisans engaging in Zardozi or Chikankari are employed in the trade of developing beautiful embroidery on […]

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AIFT Fashion Festival 2016

Honourable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, inaugurated the exhibition cum seminar on crafts held by Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology (AIFT) on May 24, 2016 at Paryatan Bhavan, Lucknow. Shri Pravir Kumar, Agriculture Production Commissioner U.P., Fashion Designer Nida Mahmood, and actor Mohit Keswani were guests of honour. Asma Hussain, founder of […]


Sanatkada Festival Lucknow

Sanatkada, which began in 2006 as an initiative to revive the culture and art of Avadh, has now become almost synonymous with the Lucknowi art, food, language and culture. Lucknow, traditional and modern at the same time, has always attracted visitors who are looking to relive the past and at the same time appreciate the […]

Mahindra Sanatkada Lko Festival 2016

Bidri and Zarbuland: The Fascinating Metallic Art

The charm and richness of the heritage of the historic city of Lucknow have been the characteristic of the city since ages. The royal culture, cuisine and craft, all deserve a special mention for being the highlight of the city. During all these years, Lucknow has not only carried the lineage forward but has also […]