Banka, in Awadhi, means a bully or brave. Others derive the name from ban, meaning wood or jungle, and interpret Barabanki as the twelve shares of jungle.
Saidanpur holds a valuable place in t history of Awadh. Baank-e-loom is situated in a 150-year-old haweli, constructed in typical Awadhi style surrounded by many traces of Nawabi culture.
Digital Designing and Archiving
With more than 50,000 weavers in the Barabanki district, only a few used graphs in order to translate their designs accurately on the loom.