Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Kashmiri Kani shawl gets GI status

Kashmiri Kani shawl gets GI status

24
Mar '10
The world-famous Kashmiri 'Kani' shawl has been able to get a 'Geographical Indicator' (GI) status, which will provide legal protection all over the world and help prevent shawls made in other regions from carrying the 'Kani' shawl tag.

Kani shawl is produced on a handloom from Pashmina fibre, which is known world-over as cashmere wool and comes from goat (Capra hircus), who breed at an altitude of 12,000 to 14,000 feet and are reared by nomad shepherds.

Kani shawls are woven on looms with the help of kani's, which are small eyeless bobbins, used instead of the shuttle. Kani shawls are also widely known as Jamawar. Two other shawls, Pashmina and Kashmiri Sozni have also bagged the GI tag.

The Kashmir Government has also sanctioned Rs 40.4 million to set up a laboratory to test the genuineness of a Kani shawl. The GI tag will also help the Kani shawl to regain its rightful place in domestic and global markets.

The government has also allocated financial assistance to the tune of Rs 332,000 to help the Kani shawl weavers to purchase new looms or renovate and modernize their old handlooms.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th May 2021

Economic recovery under threat amid surging COVID cases: UN

While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound...

Pic: 2p2play / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 12th May 2021

Retailers need to consider changes as US emerges from pandemic: NPD

Millions of new remote and hybrid-remote workers, kids returning to...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th May 2021

Uzbekistan exported textile products worth $637.7 million in Q1 2021

Uzbekistan exported textile products worth $637.7 million to 54...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Money never disappears-it just finds new opportunities

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Good tidings expected for textile industry

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Farmers who produce seeds earn 50 per cent more

Amanda Cioletti,

Amanda Cioletti

The entertainment/character segment lead as the largest sector for the...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...

Alberto Gotti,

Alberto Gotti

Danitech was born from the will of a group of technicians to offer the...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of ...

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha & Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

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

Leave your Comments


May 2021

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


Advanced Search