Herbal Hill

A particular hill at Chanderi, close to the Museum, has a profusion of herbs, both trees and plants, which have medicinal and other health benefits. Not confined to the hill, therapeutic plants also grow in the forest areas surrounding the town. This is reflected in the medical habits of the population who still prefer Ayurvedic […]

Beedi Making

Although weaving is the main livelihood option for the majority of the population, household incomes are supplemented by beedi making. It usually employs the women and girls of the family, who are commonly seen at the doors of their homes engaged in drying the leaves and rolling tobacco into them once they are dry.


The fortunes of Chanderi have always been entwined with the fortunes of its weaves. Hence, the history of the town will remain incomplete without a look at this artistic tradition.   There is no written record as to when and how weaving began in Chanderi. But considering particular events in history it is possible to […]