Gifts at G7: Biden Gets UP’s Meenakari, Trudeau Given Kashmiri Silk Carpet
SCHLOSS ELMAU, (ANI) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to Germany to attend G7 Summit, presented its leaders with various gifts displaying India’s rich art and crafts, particularly, those related to Uttar Pradesh’s one district one product scheme
He gifted a Gulabi Meenakari brooch and cufflink set to President Joe Biden. Gulabi Meenakari is a GI-tagged art form of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. A piece of pure silver is molded into a base form, and the chosen design is embossed in the metal. The embossed shapes are then filled with great dexterity with crushed meena glass mixed with an intriguing natural anardana (pomegranate seeds) glue.
The paint is fired layer by layer for permanence. The motifs primarily use pink (Gulabi), which lends its name to the craft. These cufflinks were prepared for the President with a matching brooch for the First Lady, Jill Biden.
India gifted hand-knotted silk carpets to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Kashmiri silk carpet is known for its beauty, perfectness, lushness, luxury, and dedicated craftsmanship. They are made predominantly in the Srinagar area. These exquisite creations are hand-knotted on the warp threads, one at a time, in accordance with a strict code of colors in the order of their appearance in the pattern. The knotted product is clipped with shears to smoothness and then treated with several brightening processes.