Uttar Pradesh is the land of art and artisans. The state boasts off some of the most admired centers of art tradition in India. Since the days of Moguls, the state has patronized fine art. Emperors like Akbar, Shah Jahan, Dara Sikoh and Farrukhsiyar were the great patrons of art and promoted various art traditions during their reign. Nawabs of Awadh and other nobles later carried the rich legacy forward. This is the primary reason why from Benaras to Agra, every small or big town is famous for some or other arts in Uttar Pradesh. Arts of Uttar Pradesh are admired all over and people love to take back home the lovely items which remains as a rich memorabilia.
Firozabad town in Uttar Pradesh is the premium center of glassware manufacturing in India. Although this town produces a large variety and range of glassware in Uttar Pradesh it has become synonymous to colorful bangles. Bangles are the Indian glass-bracelets that are worn by women. Bangles are one of the most-liked glassware products of Uttar Pradesh. They come in thousands of designs, patterns and colors and are universally liked. The economy of the city is almost totally dependent upon the manufacturing and export of bangles. Young girls and married women flaunt these colorful bangles which go with the colors of their outfit. These colorful bangles are very much in vogue at marriage occasions or during festivals. Dozens of varied types of glassware bangles are sold out which greatly enhance the beauty of a woman.
The earliest name of town was Chandwar Nagar that was renamed Firozabad by Akbar the Great. The city is a proud host of the glassware industry since 15th century. At that time, apart from bangles, Jhad-Phanus or Indian Chandeliers was the major produce here. Apart from that, heavily adorned phials of Itra, scents and other cosmetic products were also made. With time the city started producing items like bangles, kangans, kara etc for the general public. Tourists visiting Ferozabad can also shop for exquisite glassware chandeliers which are beautiful and very attractive.
Near about 400 industries are registered in Firozabad that manufacture glassware products of Uttar Pradesh. Around half of the products are exported to different countries. Glassware is one of the major arts of Uttar Pradesh which are admired by foreign as well as domestic nationals. Tourists during their tours to Uttar Pradesh shop for exquisite glassware like colorful bangles matching it up with the various colorful outfits. They even shop for chandeliers which add a royal ambience to any place.