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Dhar Cluster

The district extends over three physiographic divisions. They are the Malwa in the north, the Vindhyachal range in central zone and the Narmada valley along the southern boundary. Historically and culturally, Dhar District has occupied an important place through its epoch-ancient, mediaeval and modern. Dhar, known as Dhar Nagari in ancient period and Piran Dhar in mediaeval period, has had the privilege of being of the capital city, both in the ancient and in the early mediaeval periods. The majority of the population in Dhar District belongs to the Scheduled Tribes. The main tribes in the District are Bhils and Bhilalas.

Sub Cluster identified in Dhar

•  Bagh
•  Jhabua
•  Maheshwar

Crafts in Dhar Cluster

* BAGH PRINT
* PUNJA DURRI
* MAHESHWARI WEAVING
* JHABUA DOLL
* BAMBOO
* WOODWORK  

VAYU, DHAR, Madhya pradesh

From the design repertoire of Bagh's hand block-printed fabrics resplendent in the hues of natural dyes and sturdy punja durries, to traditional Maheshwari and Chanderi weaving on the banks of river Narmada, and the ingenuous bamboo, wood and beadwork of Jhabua, the vibrant crafts of these clusters in Madhya Pradesh are now available at i.m.

Special Initiative taken for promotion of textile industry in the north eastern region and Handloom Common Facility Centers (CFCs) Part - 1

Special Initiative taken for promotion of textile industry in the north eastern region and Handloom Common Facility Centers (CFCs) Part - 2