Moradabad was established as an office for the Chaupala pargana during emperor Akbar’s regime. In AD 1624 it was captured by Rustam Khan, the then Governor of Sambhal who named it Rustam Nagar. Later, in AD 1625 its name was changed to Moradabad, after the name of prince Murad Baksh, the son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. A mosque named Jama Masjid was constructed in the city by Rustam Khan for the Mughal Emperor.
City of Moradabad is located at a distance of 167 km (104 miles) from the national capital, New Delhi, at the bank of River RamGanga (a tributary to the Ganges) and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow. Named after prince murad bakhsh, the youngest son of the emperor. Renowned for its brass work, the city carved a niche for itself in the handicraft industry throughout the world and thus also called the ‘Brass City’ or Peetal Nagri (within the local natives). Close to four million citizens of various ethnicities and religions, the brassware industry in Moradabad bloomed in the early 19th century and British took the art to foreign markets. Other immigrating artisans from Benaras, Lucknow, Agra and many other places formed the current cluster of brassware industry in Moradabad. The city has grown a lot and become a major industrial hub. Due to the increase of exports and popularity in foreign countries, especially in Europe, America, Italy and other countries, a large No. of exporters are establishing their units and starting their export. Out of the seven industrial corridors declared by the State Govt. in Industrial Policy 1999-2002, Moradabad is one of them.
Moradabad Nosepins History
Since early ages, Artisans in Moradabad have been a part of this industry since the independence era. Dressing up has always been playing a major role, although jewellery made of precious metals such as gold and silver has always been popular, semi-precious stones and other raw materials have started gaining popularity recently. Sambhal, a district in Moradabad division, houses a unique industry that deals in marketing and supplying jewellery made up of animal bones extremely popular in international markets. According to tradition, a group of people gathered the raw materials from animals who die a natural death across the country and supplied it to artisans here. With an evolving market and growing demand the range of the products and the raw materials increased. Around the year 1980, artisans started working with buffalo and camel bones. Items were being made , including bangles, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and even belts.
Moradabad Nosepins in modern days
At present, Moradabad stays in touch with its past and cherishes it with its beautiful, cultural and exquisite designs in bone jewellery. Their jewellery comes in various forms. You can see a diversity of collections, from a selection of necklaces, bangles, bracelets, pecked with local, tribal and natural raw material.
Bone jewellery is extensively demanded and appreciated by the customers of all around the world. Bone jewellery manufactured is being precisely fabricated by the skilled artisans keeping in mind the contemporary requirements of huge clientele. It is being made up of best quality bones; this jewellery can surely arouse the sensation in the modern jewellery industry.