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Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi, Banglar muslin get GI tag

Why is it in the news?

  • Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi, representing silver filigree from Odisha, and Banglar Muslin, a traditional handloom craft from Bengal, have been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

About the Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi

  • Filigree craftsmanship holds a significant place in classical jewellery design, renowned for its intricate work and luxurious appeal.
  • Historical evidence suggests a possible origin of this craft from Persia, reaching Cuttack via Indonesia around 500 years ago through maritime trade routes.
  • The historical narrative surrounding Ta-Poi highlights maritime connections between Kalinga (historical region in Odisha) and Indonesia, indicating a potential source of inspiration for Cuttack’s silver filigree work.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 In Odia, 鈥楾arakasi’ is a combination of two words – 鈥楾ara’ (wire) and ‘Kasi’ (design).

About Banglar Muslin

  • This craft involves the creation of the finest muslin fabric from cotton, spun into threads with exceptionally high tensile strength, often ranging from above 300 counts up to 600 counts.
  • Renowned for its superior craftsmanship and unique designs, Banglar Muslin represents the rich textile heritage of Bengal.

Other Products Granted GI Tags

ProductStateDescription
Narasapur Crochet Lace ProductsAndhra Pradesh路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Crochet lace products hailing from Narasapur in the West Godavari region have been recognized with the GI tag.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Celebrated for intricate craftsmanship, unique designs, and exceptional quality.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The craft was introduced to Narasapur by missionaries, establishing it as a prominent centre for this art form.

Kutch Rogan CraftGujarat路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Kutch Rogan Craft, known for its distinctive style and techniques, has been acknowledged with the GI tag.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Originating from the Kutch region, it is characterized by vibrant colours and intricate patterns, often seen in textiles and fabrics.

Ratlam Riyawan Lahsun (Garlic)Madhya Pradesh路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ratlam Riyawan Lahsun, a garlic variety from Ratlam district, has received the GI tag.
Ambaji White MarbleGujarat路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ambaji White Marble, formed under intense pressure and heat, has received GI recognition.
Tripura Risa TextileTripura路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Tripura Risa Textile is among the products honoured with the GI tag.
Hyderabad Lac BanglesTelangana路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hyderabad Lac Bangles have been recognized with the GI tag.
Majuli Mask of AssamAssam路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Majuli Mask of Assam, available in various sizes and styles, reflects rich cultural traditions.
Assam Majuli Manuscript PaintingAssam路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Assam Majuli Manuscript Painting showcases intricate artwork depicting stories from Hindu epics.

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