Uttar Pradesh (U.P)is a State in the North of India bordering Nepal . It is famous for brass artefacts , carpets, marble and silk fabrics. U,P is home to the largest hand-knotted carpet weaving industry in South Asia. Carpet weaving in the Bhadohi-Mirzapur region dates back to the 16th century. Today, this industry engages around 3.2 million people. The basement section of this Emporium has a great variety of carpets and durries. Marble and soapstone are carved to make boxes, Taj Mahal replicas table tops and lamps . Pietra dura , called parchin kari in South Asia, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. Many different colored stones, semiprecious and even precious stones are used with marble in creating these wonderful art pieces. The Emporium has a fine collection of these art pieces. Banarasi saris are made in Varanasi in U.P , a city which is also called Benares or Banaras.The saris are among the finest in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari , fine silk and opulent embroidery. In addition, Chikankari , is an elegant and graceful hand embroidered technique originating from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow . Check out the Banarsi sarees and the chikankari worked saris and kurtas in the Emporium.