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Indian Benarasi Sarees 2012

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The famed “Pashmina” of Kashmir received Geographical Indication (GI) rights last year and recently Banarasi silk products joined the league along with Tirupati laddu, Darjeeling Tea and Pochampalli. The other product from the state of Uttar Pradesh, India to receive GI is Malihabadi Dussehri mango. The Banarsi Silk Sari gets its recognition in the name of ‘Banaras Brocades and Sarees’.

Banarasi Bunkar Samiti, an organization of banarasi handloom weavers along with eight other organizations is initiating the effort to receive the right to the Banarasi silk product. GI is a status given to certain products which is related to a specific geographical region or province and entitles certain qualities and privileges due to its geographical origin. The banarasi sari has been facing a lot of competition recently from saris manufactured in cities like Bhagalpur, Surat and Bangalore and the Geographical Indication is expected to cut the duplicates which had tagged off as banarasi. Rajni Kant, President of Human Welfare Association (HWA) confirmed the GI status and said “We dedicate this achievement to lakhs of handloom weavers in the region.

It will not only benefit the handloom weavers, but also exporters and consumers.” Almost 12 lakh people associated directly or indirectly with the silk industry would benefit from the GI status as this would restrict the misuse of the brand name Banarasi Sari. Banarasi sari is the finest Indian sari. The fine silk, opulent embroidery and silver and gold brocade, makes them highly sought after. The intricate Mughal designs are characteristic feature of these saris, intertwining foliate and floral motifs.

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