Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Govt comes forward to save Bandhani fabric
Govt comes forward to save Bandhani fabric
22
Aug '08
The fame of Gujarati handicraft has reached far and wide and doesn't need any kind of introduction. The elaborate, rich and colourful embroidery, magnificent mirror work and bandhani of Kutch and Jamnagar have appreciators in different parts of the world.

These art forms have been passed on from one generation to another, which makes them stand out from the crowd. Bandhani is a popular tie and dye method that is practiced by Sindhis, Muslims and Khatris of Kutch. The wide range of garments that are made using this technique includes dress materials, dupattas, sarees, lengha and cholis which are available in cotton and silk fabrics.

However, the traditional work of art is in extreme danger now as cheap quality imitations are available in the market that are hampering the image of bright and beautiful original bandhani that has taken Gujarat on global level.

The Government has finally come forward to save the original craft of the state which has become a sort of trademark. The Commerce Ministry has suggested to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to cover Bandhani in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Geographical Indication (GI) for saving the antique craft.

In order to gain more information on how the authorities plan to fight against this duplication, Fibre2fashion contacted Mr R M Shanker, Incharge, CL Centre Management Atira (The Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association). Mr Shanker stated, "The Government is working to register ancient bandhani under GI along with other 5,000 textile items. The Commerce Industry of several countries is sketching out ways for the betterment of several industries and textile sector is one of them. This project is handled by UN, under IPR and Atira is only a facilitator."

While discussing about the advantages of GI, Mr Shanker divulged, “Once the registration is done, duplication of items will not be possible as geographical areas for product and process would be clearly defined. Products will have Trade mark and Pattern copyright, as a result, quality of fabric will be assured and action will be taken against those who don't follow the set norms.”

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 30th May 2017

CAI estimates 2016-17 cotton crop at 340.5 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its earlier estimate...

Courtesy: World Bank/Claude Renault

Textiles | On 30th May 2017

India’s economic fundamentals remain strong: World Bank

India remains the fastest growing economy in the world – economic...

Courtesy: Dollar Industries

Apparel/Garments | On 30th May 2017

Dollar Industries registers Rs 906 cr turnover in FY17

Hosiery major Dollar Industries Limited registered a turnover of Rs...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search