BHADOHI is known by the name Carpet city
as it is home to the largest hand-knotted carpet
weaving industry hubs in South Asia. The Indian
Institute of Carpet Technology, the only Institute
of its kind in Asia was established here by the
Ministry of Textiles in 2001.
History of Bhadohi
This place gets its name from Bhar Raj of the region
which had Bhadohi as its capital. There are several
mounds and old tanks that have been named after
the Bhar rulers, a tributary of Kannauj kingdom.
During the rule of Akbar, Bhadohi was made a dastur
and included in the sarkar of Allahabad. Bhadohi
in 1911 came under first Maharaja of the newly created
princely state of Benares ruled by Maharaja Prabhu
Bhadohi district is biggest
carpet manufacturing centre in India. It is known
for its hand-knotted carpet. The Mirzapur-Bhadohi
region is the largest handmade carpet weaving cluster,
engaging around 3.2 million people in the industry.
Bhadohi employs 22 lakh rural artisans. Carpet weaving
in the region dates back to the 16th century during
the reign Akbar.The carpets of the region received
the Geographical Indication tag, which means carpets
manufactured in nine districts of the region, Bhadohi,
Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Sonebhadra, Kaushambi,
Allahabad, Jaunpur and Chandauli would be tagged
with handmade carpet of Bhadohi. Well known carpet
types from Bhadohi include cotton Dhurry, Chhapra
Mir carpets, Loribaft, Indo Gabbeh.