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Jalesar Metal Craft

Jalesar's metal work is well-regarded for its exquisite designs and superb craftsmanship, which combine elements of ancient and modern styles. Given that it served as the capital of Magadha King Jarasandha, Jalesar, located in the Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, is extremely significant.

The artform

The community of Thatheras has mastered this craft for generations. To produce a wide range of metal goods, talented artists use a variety of processes such as casting, molding, hammering, engraving, and filigree work. The artistry entails creating ornamental objects like bells and anklets.

GI tag

In 2023, this craft was awarded the GI tag.

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