Each ornament is hand blown in India using traditional techniques passed down through generations.
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Firozabad is one of those special places renowned for a craft heritage that has survived through centuries and continues to thrive today. Though not far from the Taj Mahal, you probably won’t see it listed in many tour books. This is India’s glass-making capital where many still use simple tools and traditional techniques to create hand blown works of art. It is a fast growing city where modern factories blend with 16th century palaces but traditional handcraft is deeply embedded in its identity.
An estimated 90% of Firozabad’s population relies on the glass industry for their income. Abhishek and his team of 30 artisans are part of this majority and have grown up watching fathers and grandfathers master their skills. They explained that despite the push to modernize and industrialize the work, many remain committed to keeping the old ways.
It’s not often that you find a place so defined by and respected for its artistic mastery.