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Aligarh Tala

Considering that 75% of all locks made in India are produced in Aligarh, it has gained international recognition for its handcrafted locks. The town's history of producing locks extends back to the Mughal Empire.

The product

Aligarh locks are primarily made of brass (60 percent copper and 40 percent zinc). They are made for a variety of purposes and come in a wide range of forms, including padlocks, door locks, and more. Typically, locks are assembled on an assembly line by a single person who specializes in a certain step of the procedure. A competent lock artisan can create up to forty locks in a regular day.

GI tag

This marvel of human creation received the GI tag in 2023.

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