The familiar blue and white stripes that the world associates with Mother Teresa is a unique pattern, which is now a registered trademark with the Government of India’s (GOI) trade marks registry. This means the pattern belongs to the concerned authority in India.
Similarly, there are more such things that we all know about. But, now is the time to take pride as India owns all of this. Here is a list of such products that India take pride in.
Chanderi– It is a fabric that belongs to Madhya Pradesh. Chanderi is a light weight, shimmering cotton fabric. It is said that chanderi was founded by Lord Krishna’s cousin Shishupala. The famous weaving of chanderi started during 2nd and 7th centuries.
Temple jewellery– It holds its origin in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. Temple jewellery originated in the 9th century during the reign of Chola dynasty. It is made from finest form of gold and embedded with precious stones and gems. It was initially used to adorn the idols and later worn by temple dancers.
Darjeeling Tea– World famous brand of tea comes from West Bengal. It is normally made from small leaves of tea, unlike most others that are made from long leaves.
Blue Pottery– Though this traditional craft is Turko-Persian in origin but it came in Jaipur in the early 19th century under the reign of Sawai Ram Singh II. The blue pottery is made without the use of clay.
Kani Shawl– A product which is hand spun Pashmina fibre, has become a regular one with the who’s who, comes from Kashmir. This form of craft has been a part of the valley since the time of Mughals. The original work comes from Kanihama in Kashmir.
Chikan Craft– Chikankari is said to be third century old. This embroidery belongs to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The embroidery began as white-on-white type of thread work on fabrics like muslin, silk, crepe, chiffon, net and organza but now it also uses colourful threads.
Tirupati Ladoo– It’s more than 300 years old food item that comes from Andhra Pradesh. An average of 1.5 lakh ladoos are prepared everyday in the kitchen of Tirumala Tripati Devasthanams. The practice of offering ladoo to Lord Sri Venkateswara started in August 1715.
Malihabadi Dusseheri Mango– Agricultural produce of a small village in Uttar Pradesh. It is internationally acclaimed mango belt of North India. Among different varieties of mangoes grown here, Dusseheri is the most popular one.
Bikaneri Bhujia– Foodstuff which is widely exported comes from Rajasthan. It’s a popular crispy snack made out of gram flour. It was first famously prepared in Bikaner only, so it goes by city name.
Mahabaleshwar Strawberry– Widely famous produced in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar accounts for about 85% of the total strawberry produced in India.
Phulkari– A technique of embroidery that comes from Punjab. Phulkari means, flower work. The embroidery is done with a silk thread on coarse hand woven fabric. It is done in different geometrical patterns to flowers, etc.
Walnut Wood Carving– This wood carving work comes from Jammu & Kashmir, which is exported to many countries. Juglans regia tree that grows in Kashmir region, is used for the wood carving.
Makrana Marble– A naturally occurring form of stone that is also used in Taj Mahal, comes from Rajasthan. It is also known as milky white marble and is popular for use in sculpture and building décor.