Soon, Ethnic Manipuri Handloom Designs May Get GI Status

NEW DELHI: After Banarasi sarees and Chikan works of Lucknow, ethnic handloom designs from Manipur may be the next in line to get GI (geographical indication) status. Three handloom designs and motifs from the northeastern state are vying for the status. “The designs were identified through a group of academicians, designers and local experts,” says Sriparna B Baruah, head of the Centre...

Handloom Export Seminar Held

IMPHAL, Oct 8: A seminar on ‘╦ťawareness on Handloom Exports‘ was held at Classic Hotel today under the joint aegis of Handloom Export promotion Council, Chennai and Weavers’ Service Centre, Imphal. Principal Secretary (Commerce & Industries) O Nabakishore, South Zone (Chennai) director of Weavers’ Service Centre BB Paul and former Officer in-charge of the Centre H Rajendra...