Recommendations For The Handloom Industry

Statement from Ashoke Chatterjee, Former Executive Director, National Institute of Design

Research Findings by Nesar Ahmed

Varanasi Weavers - Support and Regeneration

- Uma Prajapati,
  Upasana


- Rahul Kodkani, Udai

- SOS Children's Village
Ashoke Chatterjee's Briefings:
  • November 2005

  • February 2006

  • April 2007


  • At Craft Revival Trust

    Contact Detail of Weavers Service Centre in Varanasi

    S.P. Singh
    Deputy Director
    Weavers Service Centre
    Ministry of Textiles
    Chowkaghat, Varanasi


    Contact Details of Weavers in Varanasi

    1. Md. Suhaib Ansari
    S/o Hazi Abdul Hakim Ansari
    A 27, Alampura
    Varanasi (UP)

    26. Chhote Lal Jaiswal
    S/o Late Shri Shir Naath Prasad Jaiswal
    31/135, Anawapura
    HanumanFatak
    Varanasi (UP)

    2. Ziaul Hassan Ansari
    S/o Hazi Md. Yasin
    J 30/44 A, Chhorara
    Jaitpura
    Varanasi (UP)

    27. Nadeen Ahemad Ansari
    S/o Abdul Mateen
    A 32/65 B 2
    Chhittanpura
    Varanasi (UP)

    3. Mahesh Kumar
    S/o Shri Bechan
    A 34/6, Kazakpura
    Teliabagh
    Varanasi (UP)

    28. Abdhul Bari Ansari
    S/o Late Abdul Rahman
    J 2/45 B, Odhipura
    Varanasi (UP)


    4. Manjur Ahmad
    S/o Samsuddin
    A 31/194, Hanuman Fatak
    Fulwaria
    Varanasi (UP)

    29. Ratan
    S/o Shri Sivaheem
    Khanwawala
    Chatganj
    Varanasi (UP)

    5. Salim
    S/o Abdul Rasid
    J 26/ 186 M
    Kamnanhara
    Varanasi. (UP)


    30. Md. Jawed Ansari
    S/o Shri Abdul Mateen Ansari
    A-31/194
    Nawapura
    Hanuman Fatak
    Varanasi. (UP)

    6. Hasin Ahemad
    S/o Sageer Ahemad
    J 21/128, Rasulpura
    Jaitpura
    Varanasi. (UP)


    31. Anees Azimulla
    S/o Shri Azimulla
    House No. 39/66
    Mohalla Saraiya
    Jaitpura
    Varanasi.( UP)

    7. Mohanuddin
    S/o Ali Husain
    39/308
    Mohalla Nivuvareeya
    Jaitpura
    Varanasi.( UP)

    32. Shahabuddin Ansari
    S/o Late Shri Badaruddin Ansari
    J 33/13, Pualagarh
    Jaitpura
    Varanasi (UP)


    8. Nasiruddin Ansari
    S/o Shri Late Basiruddin Ansari
    K 51/52, Dulligarhi
    Varanasi. (UP)

    33. Salimulla Ansari
    S/o Shri Hazi Safiulla
    J- 28/90 A Agaganj
    Varanasi,(UP)

    9. Khursheed Ahamad
    S/o Shri Hazi Nasrulla
    J 31- 123 A -1
    Bandl Kachchi
    Kachchi Bagh
    Varanssi. (UP)

    34. Sarfuddin
    S/o Hafiz Abdul
    J 33/14, Pyala Baraha
    Varanasi. (UP)

    10. Sabeer Husain
    S/o Shri Fauzdar
    Bhatwa Ki Pokhari
    Mirjapur. (UP)

    35. Jhingar Prasad
    S/o Shri Ram Nandan
    1/184. Sohabir
    Ram Nagar
    Varanasi. (UP)
    11. Akaramaddin Ansari
    S/o Nuruddin Ansari
    A 17/113 A, Patharitola
    Varanasi. (UP)

    36. Anwar Ahmad
    S/o Shri Lal Ahemad Baheed
    A 17/114 A
    Ansarabad
    Pathanitola
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    12. Abdul Hasan Ansari
    S/o Sri Late Amantullah
    J 11/174
    Nai Basti
    Varanasi (U.P)

    37. Asraj
    S/o Shri Mustafa
    39/312, Mohalla Saraiya
    Takiya
    Thana Jaipura
    Varanasi (U.P)

    13. Najara Ansari
    S/o Shri Alimuddin
    A 31/196, B 2, A -1
    Nawapura , Fulwaria
    Varanasi (U.P)

    38. Md. Ahemad Ansari
    S/o Shri Anulhoda Ansari
    A 32/69A Chittanpura
    Varansi. (U.P)

    14. Shri. Neyaz Ahmad
    S/o Shri Anwar Ahmad
    J -21/120A
    Rasulpura
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    39. Shri Shayam Narain Maurya
    S/o Shri Khetal Ram Maurya
    Village Bharthara
    P.O Lohata
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    15. Shri Mukund Lal Maurya
    S/o Shri Late Bhola Nath Maurya
    N 9/31, Chhoto Patiya
    Bajardeeha
    Varanasi (U.P)

    40. Shri Hori Lal Maurya
    S/o Late Shri Bhola Natha Maurya
    N- 9/31, Chhoto Patiya
    Bajardeeha
    Varanasi (U.P)

    16. Shri Hari Lal Maurya
    S/o Late Shri Bhola Nath Maurya
    N 9/31, Patiya
    Bajardeeha
    Varansi. (U.P)

    41. Shri Manik Lal Mauriya
    S/ o Late Shri Bhola Nath Mauriya
    N 9/31, Patiya
    Bajardeeha
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    17. Nassim Ahmad
    S/o Shri Anisurhaman
    A 35/20 2
    Jalahipura
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    42. Shri Noman Abdeen
    S/o Shri Janul Abauddin
    A -32/65 B -2 K
    Chhittanpura
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    18. Md. Ekram
    S/o Shri Hazi Hafijullah
    A -31/221 B
    Nawapura , Fulwariya
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    43. Hafizurrahman
    S/o Shri Azizurrhman
    A 32/86
    Chittarpur
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    19. Neyaj Ahmad
    S/o Md. Naseer
    Shikthi
    Mubarakpur
    Azamgarh (U.P)

    44. Md. Taria
    S/o Shri Md. Idrish
    Shikthi, Mubarakpur
    Azamgarh. (U.P)

    20. Md. Siddiq
    S/o Shri Md. Hasan
    A 31/183, Nanapura
    Fulwariya
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    45. Shri Lalji Prasad
    S/o Shri Meva Lal
    Village Chhitauni
    Lohta Post
    Varansi. (U.P)

    21. Shri Sukhraj Prasad
    S/o Shri Hanumanta
    Village barthauli
    Post Cholapur
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    46. Bakil Ahmad
    S/o Shri Rafiuddin
    J 34/70, Kachchibagh
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    22. Roshan Janha.
    W/o Shri Gulzar Ahemad
    A 35/46, Nakkhighat
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    47. Roshan Ara
    W/o Shri Mushtak Ahemad
    Mohalla Kyaritola
    Mau. (U.P)

    23. Mushtak Ahmad
    S/o Shri Md. Hasan
    Mohalla Kyaritola
    Maunath Bhanjan
    Mau. (U.P)

    48. Reyazuddin
    S/o Shri Ahemad Jabbar
    A 31/ 180, Nawapura
    Fulwariya
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    24. Faijajuddin Ansari
    S/o Shri Md. Enuddin
    J 31/31 1
    Kachchibagh
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    49 Majjan Ali
    S/o Shri Murtyza Ali
    Village & Post Surha
    District Mirjapur. (U.P)

    25. Shri Sirkandar Ali
    S/o Shri Abdul Rajjak Ali
    Village Murli
    Post Cholapura
    Varanasi. (U.P)

    50. Shri Khalil Ahmad
    S/o Shri Lal Bali Mohammad
    Bhagh Kanjalgir
    Mirjapur. (U.P)


    Award Winners

    Cotton & Silk Weaving of Uttar Pradesh

    NATIONAL AWARD

    Shri Vasim Riyaz
    S/o L Abdulhani
    C/o M/S Sari Jee Raja Katra Chowk
    Varanasi
    Specializes in Silk with Organza cut work.

    Cut Work Textiles of Uttar Pradesh

    NATIONAL AWARD

    Shri Abdul Gaffar Ansari
    Weaver Service Centre, Chaukaghat
    Varanasi - 221 002
    Year: 1990
    Specializes in Silk with Organza cut work.
    Shri Abdul Rama Malik
    M/s Nawaz Silk Saree
    S-30/127, Narayan Park Shivpur
    Varanasi - 221 010
    Mobile: 9810116249
    Year: 1993
    Specializes in Silk with Organza cut work.
    Shri Shakil Ahmad Ansari
    C/O Art & Craft, Bagicha Kunjalgir
    Varanasi - 231 001
    Year: 1982

    Shri Surinder Nath Sharma
    Weavers Service Centre, Chaukaghat
    Varanasi - 221001
    Year: 1990


    Jala/Naqsha Brocades of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

    MERIT CERTIFICATE

    Shri Ansar Ahmed
    J-21/195, Rasool Pura,
    Varanasi
    Year: 1992
    Specialises in Banarasi Sari
    Shri Vaseem Reyaj
    C/O M.S. Sarees, Raja Katra Chowk
    Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 1992
    Specializes in Shikargarh silk sari weaving. S/o Late Shri Abdul Hai
    Shri Neyaz Ahmed
    J-21/120 A, Rasoolpura, Bari Bazar
    Varanasi -
    Year: 1995
    Shri Shyam Narain Maurya
    Vill. Bharthona, P.O. Lohta
    Varanasi
    Year: 1993
    Specializes in Shikargarh silk sari weaving.
    Shri K N Pandey
    Weaver's Service Centre, Chowkaghat
    Varanasi - 2
    Year: 1996
    Specializes in woven wall hangings; he is a block printer.
    Shri K N Srivastava
    Weaver's Service Centre, Chowkaghat
    Varanasi - 2
    Year: 1996
    Specializes in woven wall hangings; he is also an art designer.
    Shri Dilawar Hussain
    Weaver's Service Centre, Chowkaghat
    Varanasi - 2
    Year: 1996
    Specializes in woven wall hangings.
    Shri Aziz Ahmad
    S/o Shri Hazi Ali Ahmad, J-21/128 A, Rasoolpura
    Varanasi
    Year: 1997

    Shri Anwar Ahmed
    J-21/273, Rasoolpura, Bari Bazar
    Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 1995
    Born 1943. Learnt the craft from his father. High technical proficiency in weaving Banarasi fabrics; he has been awarded for the gold brocade shawl titled 'Mehrab Cicra 1650', gold brocade shawls titled 'Talip Cicra 1940' and 'Irises Cicra 1900' which have been acquired by organisations in Paris and Washington; he attempts to recapture a level of technical and visual quality not seen in Indian silks since the 19th century.
    NATIONAL AWARD

    Shri Mohd Umar
    J/3/123 Mohd. Saheed, Pili Kothi
    Varanasi
    Year: 1971
    Born 1916. Traditional brocade weavers. Trained by Late Shri Ghulam Abbas.
    Shri Mukund Lal Mourya
    House No. N-9/31, Patia, Word Nagva
    P.O Bazardiha, P.S Bhelpur Varanasi
    Year: 1993
    Born 1964. Learnt the craft from his father Shri Bhola Nath Mourya.
    Shri S K Sirajuddin
    S/o Shri Seikh Mohiuddin, R/o. B-3/32, Kashiraj Apartment, Nadesar
    Varanasi
    Year: 2001
    Born 1950 in a traditional weaver family he specialises in Banarasi Kuruwa Saree Weaving. He learnt this traditional art under the guidance of Padmashri (Late) J.N. Supakar.
    Shri Noman Abdin
    S/o. Shri. Zainul Abdin, R/o. A-32/65, B2- KA, Chhitanpura
    Varanasi
    Year: 2001
    Born 1972 in a traditional weaver family he learnt the art from his father. Specializes in Banarasi Karuwa Saree Weaving.
    Shri Anwar Ahmed
    J-21/273, Rasoolpura, Bari Bazar
    Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 1994
    Born 1943. Learnt the craft from his father. High technical proficiency in weaving Banarasi fabrics; he has been awarded for the gold brocade shawl titled 'Mehrab Cicra 1650', gold brocade shawls titled 'Talip Cicra 1940' and 'Irises Cicra 1900' which have been acquired by organisations in Paris and Washington; he attempts to recapture a level of technical and visual quality not seen in Indian silks since the 19th century.
    Shri Obaidur Rehman
    C/o M/s Modern Sarees, Raja Katra Chowk
    Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 1992
    Born 1944. Traditional weaver's family. Learnt from his grandfatehr and father, Shri Abdul Matin. Participated in many exhibitions and demonstrations.
    Shri Maqbool Hasan Ansari
    S/o. L/Shri. Hafiz Samiullah, R/o. J-3/123, Pilikothi
    Varanasi
    Year: 2001
    Born 1951in a traditional weaver family. He learnt the art of Borcade weaving from his father late Hafiz Samiullah.
    Shri Zainul Abdin
    S/o L/Shri Hazi Hafizullah, J-3/105, Pilikothi
    Varanasi
    Year: 2001
    Born 1972 in a traditional weaver family. He learnt the art of Jala Making/ preparation of graph of brocade weaving from his guru Shri. Mohd. Faizan.
    Shri Mohd Jaffar Ali
    H-21/16, Rasulpura,
    Varanasi
    Year: 1972
    Specializes in Baluchar Jamewar sari weaving.
    Late Shri Hazi Mohammed Ishaq
    C/o Oriental Emborium "Sundervilla", Near District Jail
    S.10/252, Chowkaghat
    Varanasi - 221 002
    Year: 1969

    Shri Abdul Rehman
    C/O Modern Sarees, Rajakatra Chowk
    Varanasi
    Year: 1983
    Born in 1911. S/o Shri Abdul Wahah. He has been practising the craft for more than seven decades; has exhibited in London; hereditary craft; has received training from his grand father and father; has created many intricate and new designs in Banaras brocades and saris.
    Humayun Ansari
    S/o Shri. Shahjahan Ansari, Vill. Garasera
    Post. Cholapur
    Varanasi
    Year: 2000
    Born in 1975 in a family of traditional weavers. Specialising in Fekuwan and Karhuwan Technique. He started weaving at the age of 16. He received Kamala Devi Award from Craft Council, Delhi, 1992.
    Shri Babu
    S/o Shri Abdul Rehman, Modern Sarees
    Raja katra chowk
    Varanasi
    Year: 1982

    Mr Kalloo Hafiz
    J 21/16, Rasulpura,
    Varanasi
    Year: 1965

    Shri Abdulla Ahsan
    B-3/400 Shivala,
    Varanasi
    Year: 1996
    Born1974. Specializes in silk. Traditonal weavers family. Initiated into the art of weaving by his father.
    STATE AWARD

    Shri Mohd Umar
    J/3/123 Mohd. Saheed, Pili Kothi
    Varanasi
    Born 1916. Traditional brocade weavers. Trained by Late Shri Ghulam Abbas.

    Jamdani Weaving of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

    MERIT CERTIFICATE

    Shri Khemraj Sundriyal
    48-A, Aggrasen Colony, Assandh Road
    Panipat - 132 103
    Year: 2001
    Retired from WSC, Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi. Visiting Handloom Consultant. Lecturer in Weaving College of Art Delhi. President, The Vishnu Handloom PCIS Ltd. Panpat. Office Address: The Vishnu Handloom, Purewal Colony, Gurunanak Pura, Panipat
    NATIONAL AWARD

    Shri Sewa Lal
    S/o Shri Late Shiv Das, Weavers Service Centre
    Chowkaghat Varanasi 002
    Year: 1999
    Born 1953. Learnt this craft from his father.
    Shri Hori Lal Maurya
    N - 9/31, Patia Ward, Naga, Post Bajardeeha
    Varanasi
    Year: 1994
    Learnt hereditary craft at the instance of his father Shri Bholla Nath Maurya, a National Awardee; he has performed live demonstrations in the Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
    Shri Sunil Kumar Das
    S/o Shri Sakti Sadhan Das, Weavers Service Centre
    Chowkaghat Varanasi - 221 002
    Year: 1999
    Born 1956. Learnt this craft from his father.
    Mohammad Yasin
    S/o. Shri. Hazi Enayatullah, C/o Ishaw Manzil
    J-14/181, Qazi Sadullapura Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 2000
    Born in 1960 in a traditional weaver family he got Diploma in Handloom Technology and Post Diploma in Chemistry.
    Shri Rakesh Singh
    C/27/249-33, Ram Bhawan, Swami Vivekanand Nagar Colony
    Varanasi
    Year: 1999
    Born 1958. He passed MFA (Painting) from Banaras Hindu University in 1982, Learnt Textile Designing from his guru Late Padmashri J.N. Supakar.
    Mr Ram Lal Maurya
    N - 9/31, Patia Ward, Nagwa, Post Bajardeeha
    Varanasi
    Year: 1994
    He learnt the hereditary craft at the instance of his father Shri Bholla Nath Maurya, a National Awardee; performed live demonstrations in the Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
    Shri Haji Majidullah
    J-4/106, B-1, Pilikothi
    Varanasi
    Year: 1999
    Born 1929. He was initiated into the hereditary weaving art by his father Shri Hafiz Samiullah.Follows the Awadh style.
    Smt Roshan Ara
    Kiyaritola, Maunath Bhanjan
    Mau -
    Year: 1994
    Born 1956. She has been practising Jamdani weaving with her husband Mustaque Sardar for the last 15 years.
    Vakeel Ahmad
    S/o. Shri. Rafiuddin, H.No. J-34/70, Mohalla Kachchbagh
    Katilee Maidan Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 2000
    From a traditional weavers family he learnt from his father Haji Rafiuddin Saheb at an early age.
    Shri Ali Ahmed
    H. No. J-22/148, Ladhanpura
    Baribazar Varanasi
    Year: 1981
    Born 1925. Hereditary weaver. Iniciated into the craft by his father late Shri Hafij Noor Mohamad; he is the only outstanding Jamdani weaver in Awadh style; His fabric containing different Awadh motifs has been acquired by the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad
    Late Shri Mohammed
    C/o Jamdani Weavers Coop. Society Ltd., Tanda
    Faridabad -
    Year: 1966

    Shri Sribhas Chandra Supakar
    F-14 Chandra Tower, Nati Imli
    Varanasi
    Year: 1995
    Born 1965. Learnt the art of designing from his father and gained sufficient experience in designing, weaving. he passed handloom diploma from IIHT Varanasi.
    Shri Hanumanta
    Vill. Bartholi, P.O. Cholapur

    Year: 1995
    Born 1954. Works as a Master's weaver in Weavers Service Centre, Varanasi.
    STATE AWARD

    Shri Sewa Lal
    S/o Shri Late Shiv Das, Weavers Service Centre
    Chowkaghat Varanasi 221002
    Born 1953. Learnt this craft from his father.


    Kurhuwa Cotton Sari Weaving of Uttar Pradesh

    NATIONAL AWARD

    Shri Sukhraj Prasad
    S/o Shri Hanumanta Prasad
    Vill. Barthauli
    P.O. Cholapur
    Year: 1998
    Born in 1980; he specializes in Butidar Cotton Sari weaving using the Kurhuwa weaving technique.
    Shri Lalji Prasad
    S/o. Shri. Mewa Lal, Vill. Chitanni
    P.O. Lohta Varanasi
    Year: 1998
    Born in 1969. Specializes in Buttidar Cotton Sari weaving using the Kurhuwa weaving technique.

    Textiles of Uttar Pradesh

    MERIT CERTIFICATE

    Shri Jalis Ahmed
    J-11/63-101, Bunkar Colony, Nati Imli
    Varanasi -
    Year: 1992
    Specializes in Katruawan and Kharwan saris.
    Shri Mohd Idris Ansari
    Fancy Handloom Factory, Nai Basti, Naugon Sadat
    JP Nagar Amroha - 244 251
    Year: 1999
    Specializes in Chilman curtain.
    NATIONAL AWARD

    Smt Sarla Bala Devi
    Vill & PO Asharikandi, Distt. Goalapara
    Agra
    Year: 1982
    Shri Manik Lal Maurya
    C/o M/S Prabhat Traders, Rani Kuan Chowk
    Varanasi - 221002
    Year: 1988
    Born 1948. He belongs to a traditional family of Benaras weavers; he has learnt the craft from his father Shri Bhola Nath Mauriya; he is a National Award winner in1985.
    Shri Nasimuddin
    Weaver's service centre, Chowkaghat
    Varanasi
    Year: 1984
    Born in 1929; Has made new designs such as Leno brocade, wall hanging, bed covers of Tantrik, Madhubani and other Motifs; initiated by his father Shri Nizamuddin, a great Weaver at age 10; joined WSC in 1959; has participated in Osaka Exhibition, Japan Golden Eye Exhibition USA, YOB: 1929
    Shri Bhola Nath Morya
    C/O M/s Prabha Traders, Kameshwar Katra
    Kunj Gali Varanasi
    Year: 1985
    Born 1918. Specialises in Kharwan butidar saris, scarves, stole, motifs of flora and fauna.
    Shri Mohd Ilyas Johan
    C/o M/s Modern Sarees, Raja Katra Chowk
    Varanasi
    Year: 1984
    Born 1952. Traditional craft initiated by his grandfather Shri Haji Mohammed Ismail and father Shri Mohd. Zahaia; his designs were published in Vishwakarma; his designs have been exhibited in Festivals of India at USA and Paris; he has developed a number of new sari Banarasi brocade, Laheria Sari and Satranga saris of exquisite beauty. Addl Address: Jahad Trading Co.op., Pul
    MERIT CERTIFICATE

    Shri Jalis Ahmed
    J-11/63-101, Bunkar Colony, Nati Imli
    Varanasi -
    Year: 1992
    Specializes in Katruawan and Kharwan saris.
    Shri Mohd Idris Ansari
    Fancy Handloom Factory, Nai Basti, Naugon Sadat
    JP Nagar Amroha - 244 251
    Year: 1999
    Specializes in Chilman curtain.
    SHILP GURU AWARD

    Shri Naseem Ahmed
    Crafts Creation, J-21/3, Rasulpura
    Badi Bazaar Varanasi - 221 001
    Year: 2002
    Specializes in Jala Making




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