Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts & Handloom Development Corporation was formed in the year 1981. It is under the Rural Industries department of Government of M.P. The main objective of the Corporation is the promotion and development of traditional handicrafts; handloom weaving and hand block printing of M.P. Mrignayanee, situated in almost all states of India. At present 19 emporia are functioning successfully. Some of the most popular and traditional items, originated from historic places and certain pockets of the state is given as under: -
CHANDERI SAREES: - Chanderi is the name of a place in Madhya Pradesh under Guna district. The Master weavers of Chanderi create the delicate and artistic Chanderi sarees in rich colours. Chanderi sarees are available in silk, cotton and silk plus cotton. Chanderi sarees are an ideal summer wear.
MAHESHWARI SAREES: - Maheshwar is situated on the banks of the sacred river Narmada. Maheswari sarees are made of 20X22 denier mulberry silk and mercerized fine blended cotton yarn. The special feature of this saree is that under Indian climatic conditions, could be used during the full twelve months of the year.
TASSAR SILK SAREES: - The Tassar silk is called the wild silk or the forest produce. In India, we have four types of natural silk available, namely, mulberry silk, Tassar silk, Mooga and Eri silk.
BATIK COTTON SAREES AND BATIK BED SPREADS:--Batik is the resist process in which the fabric is painted with molten wax and then dyed in cold dyes. Multicoloured and variously designed batik sarees are very popular and attractive for their contrast colour scheme
HAND BLOCK PRINT FROM BAGH (VEG DYES):- Hand block printing is one of the traditional and classic crafts of Bagh, a small hamlet nearby to Indore in M.P. This is the Malwa and Nimar regions of M.P.
HANDICRAFTS:- A wide range of handicrafts in metal, iron, zari & bead work, wall hangings, leather products, etc.