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Ambapali Bihar Emporium

Indian handicrafts and handlooms were thought to have lost popularity as more people were falling for jeans and shorts but the scene has changed thanks a lot to fashion designers like Sabyasachi who put the Indian ethnic wears up front on the ramp and thus creating a national and global demand for regional handlooms.

There was a lack in the marketing and advertising of these products that reduced their demand. Indian handicraft products have always been in great demand in the west and it still is. Slowly, such products are  getting popular amongst the Indians as well.

The government, in an effort to not let this art form perish away and encourage the artisans and craftsman of the country, started various emporiums all across the country. The Ambapali Bihar emporium is one of them.

Bihar has a rich culture of handicrafts and handlooms since the times of the Mughals. It took some time for the people to recognise this Bihari style of art but thanks to people like Jagadam Devi, it finally got recognition. Sarees and other cotton and silk clothing made in Bihar are truly rich in their design and quality, the various art work starting from paintings to handicrafts have a huge range of beautifully ethnic and definitely original styled pieces. So if you are in Delhi you must pay a visit to Ambapali Bihar Emporium to catch a glimpse of such a beautiful form of art.

Location of the Emporium

The Ambapali Bihar Emporium, located in central Delhi Connaught Place is a house of Handlooms and Handicrafts from Bihar. Its address being A-5, State Emporium Building, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01, it’s a 2min walk from the Shivaji Stadium. The shop remains open from 10.30 AM to 7.00 PM and remains closed on Sundays.

Since it’s located at the heart of India the emporium gets customers from all over the nation. If the emporium would have been located in a state like Gujarat or Rajasthan (who have a rich ethnic art of their own) then the competition would have been higher.


  • To produce, procure and sell quality handicrafts and handloom products and to develop markets for these products in India and abroad.
  • To continue to improve the quality of Indian Handicrafts and to upgrade and produce new designs.
  • To encourage the Indian youth in buying more ethnic Bihari garments.

The store has huge range of art pieces that can give your home a beautiful look. The range of products starts from gift items to clothing. The various clothing for both men and women (eg: kurtas, kurtis and sarees) that the emporium sells are made of the finest cotton and silk.

Various Articles

The emporium has one of the biggest collections of Madhubani paintings. Tourists from all over the world get pulled to this place for buying the paintings which have become a symbol of Indian paintings abroad. The very ethnic handicrafts that the Ambapali Bihar Emporium showcases are one of the rarest of art pieces that you can buy to give your home interior a look of true ethnicity.  The clothes that the emporium showcases are again very attractive and made of the best material. The kurtas and kurtis are really an exclusive collection. The prices of the things sold at the Ambapali Bihar Emporium are all reasonable.  

There is a lot to choose from and there are flower décor and gift items as well. There are home décor products and a huge collection of wooden items as well.

Special Mention

The Emporium has a good collection of Madhubani paintings. Madhubani means a honey forest is a region located at the northern part of Bihar. The culture and art of this region dates back 2500 years. The first recognition of Madhubani painting happened in the year 1970, when a Bihari artist named Jagadamba Devi was awarded by the President.

Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, Nepali and Gobar are the five styles of Madhubani art. This art has always been done by women of India and Nepal of the upper caste. The object of their art had always been gods and goddesses. An exception to this is the Godna and Gobar style which is done by people of lower class like Dalits.

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