• Jaunpur
  • Woollen Carpets (Dari)

    Woollen Carpets (Dari)

    The craft of making woollen carpets or dari using traditional techniques has been popular since centuries in the region adjacent to Madhiyah tehsil of the district. A range of hand knotted woollen carpets or durries are hand tufted by the local artisans. A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The products made by the craftsmen here are also exported to other regions through which employment is generated.


    The district of Jaunpur is situated in the North-West part of Varanasi Division. The rivers Gomti and Basuhi divide the district into nearly four equal landmasses. The soils are mainly sandy, loamy and clayey. Jaunpur district is often affected by the disaster of floods that is why there is a paucity of minerals. Excavations at some places yield to some rocks which are burnt to make lime. The lime obtained from sand and gravel is used in buildings construction work. The economic development of the district is mainly dependent on agriculture. The major manufacturing sector and major exportable material of the district is woollen carpets or dari. A cotton mill is operational near Karanja Kala. At Satahariya too, about 85 industrial units like M/s Raja Flour Mill, Pepsico India Holdings, Hawkins Cookers Limited, Amit Oil & Vegetable, Chaudharana Steel Limit, Saurya Aluminum are running in the district of Jaunpur.

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    • Blocks


    • Village


    • Registered
      Industrial Units


    • Small Industries


    • Carpets or Wollen Dari Manufacturing Industries
    • Agriculture Industries

    • Agro Based
    • Woolen, silk & artificial Thread based clothes.
    • Ready-made garments & embroidery
    • Wood/wooden based furniture
    • Paper & Paper products
    • Leather based
    • Chemical/Chemical based
    • Rubber, Plastic & petro based
    • Mineral based
    • Metal based (Steel Fab.)
    • Engineering Units
    • Electrical machinery and equipment
    • Repairing & Service Industry
    • Other