Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Sanganeri hand block printed textiles get GI tag
Sanganeri hand block printed textiles get GI tag
05
May '10
Sanganeri Hand Block Printed textile products will now be protected as a geographical indication under Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Almost 500 year old, Sanganeri hand block printed textiles, are characterized by delicate floral motifs in multiple colours.

The Geographical Indication (GI) certificate allows the producers of the Sanganer region to take legal action against the infringement of the name of their unique product. No other hand block and screen-printed textiles produced in other regions or countries can now be sold in India under the tag of Sanganeri print.

The application seeking GI registration of Sanganeri printed textiles was filed in December 2008. Subsequently the GI Registry undertook a rigorous process of scrutiny to ascertain the unique properties and reputation of Sanganeri hand block printed textiles and their link with the area of production in Rajasthan.

GI certificate for Sanganeri hand block printed textiles was granted on 19 March 2010. The GI certificate has not only recognised uniqueness and distinct identity of Sanganeri hand block prints in dress material, but also in related products such as home furnishing manufactured in the traditional manner by the community of Chhipas.

DFID-supported UNCTAD's India project through its partners – Indian Merchants' Chamber Mumbai, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) and Rural Non-Farm Development Agency (RUDA) of Government of Rajasthan - worked closely with the artisan community in Sanganer for seeking the GI certificate.

Geographical Indication is an Intellectual Property Right (IPR), which identifies a good as originating in a certain region where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the product is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. GIs, unlike copyrights and trademarks, are publicly owned by the artisans/ producers of the concerned product.

Other products which have got GI certificates under DFID-supported UNCTAD's India project include Pipli Applique work of Orissa; Lucknow Chikan Craft; Uppada Jamdani Sarees of Andhra Pradesh; Cannanore Home furnishing; Banarasi Sarees and Brocades; and Balaramapuram Sarees and Fabrics.

With suitable marketing initiatives, the GI tag can commercially benefit thousands of artisans, traders and exporters of Sanganeri print textiles. It increases the visibility of the product, both domestic as well as international. Traditionally, the genius of the Sanganeri artisans and their print designs lay in their understanding of patterning fabric surfaces and the use of space.

The traditional Jaipur buti, usually a floral or animal motif, was carved on to a small square wooden block. The carved block was pressed on to a piece of padded fabric dipped into a vegetable dye and the motif was then printed on to the cloth at carefully measured intervals.

The same process was repeated with different blocks and colours, resulting in beautiful patterns of astonishing regularity. The traditional process of hand block printing has changed only marginally over the years. GI certificate combined with brand building and appropriate marketing initiatives can improve incomes of the producers.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Karl Mayer expands service operations in Asia

Karl Mayer, a world leader in the production of warp knitting and...

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Welspun bags Made in Green label by Oeko-Tex

Welspun, a leading home textiles manufacturer, has been awarded Made...

Courtesy: SGS

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

SGS expands testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico

SGS has expanded testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico, creating a...

Interviews View All

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

September 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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