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...