• Mainpuri
  • Tarkashi Art

    Tarkashi Art

    Tarkashi is a technique of inlaying brass, copper or silver wires in wood. It is a unique and artistic product of this district. It is used for decorating jewellery boxes, name plaque and other similar items. Along with this, the amazing art of Tarkashi can be seen in door panels, trays and lamps, sandook (chest), decorative pieces, tables, flower pots etc. Usually, Sheesham wood is used for this art in Mainpuri. The process of inlaying metal into wood carvings is a laborious and highly skilled work. The process involves carving of the design from a piece of paper onto a hard block of wood in the form of deep and thin grooves. Then the wires are placed in the grooves and knocked into the position by a hammer.


    Mainpuri district comes under Agra Division. Mainpuri town is its district headquarters. This district falls under south western zone in the western region of Uttar Pradesh. It is bounded by Etah on the north, Farrukhabad & Kannauj District on East, Etawah on the south and Firozabad and Etah district on the west.

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    • Ready-made garments & embroidery
    • Wood/wooden based furniture
    • Engineering units
    • Electrical machinery and transport equipment
    • Repairing & servicing