PRAYAGRAJ (MOONJ PRODUCTS)
The Naini area of Prayagraj (Allahabad) is known for its Moonj craft. Easy availability of raw materials has enabled this craft to flourish in the district. Moonj and kaasa are the types of wild grass that richly grows near the banks of the river in and around vast areas of Prayagraj (Allahabad). Moonj is basically outer layer of 'sarpat' grass. The market is flooded with a variety of products made from moonj like basket (daliya), coaster stand, bags, decorative items and more. Eco-friendly moonj products have the potential to do well in the national as well as international markets.