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SUJANI WEAVING AND GI TAGGING



  Apr 12, 2024

SUJANI WEAVING AND GI TAGGING



Q1: What is Sujani Weaving?

A1: Sujani weaving is a traditional craft from Bharuch, Gujarat, characterized by a unique method of making quilts without any stitching. The fabric is woven and interlocked at intervals, creating pockets filled with cotton, producing a double-layered quilt entirely on a handloom.

Q2: What does a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag mean?

A2: A GI tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, a reputation, or characteristics inherent to that location. It helps in recognizing the product’s uniqueness and provides legal protection against unauthorized use.

Q3: How does the GI Tag benefit Sujani Weaving?

A3: The GI tag aids in preserving the cultural identity and traditional knowledge of Sujani weaving. It protects the craft from being duplicated falsely, boosts its market value, and supports the local economy by promoting authentic products.

Q4: Who can use the GI Tag for Sujani Weaving?

A4: Only those artisans and producers who are authorized and reside within the geographical territory specified in the GI registration can use the GI tag for Sujani weaving. This ensures the product’s authenticity and quality are maintained.

Q5: What led to the GI Tagging of Sujani Weaving?

A5: The near extinction of this craft, limited to a few families, and the competition from cheaper, machine-made alternatives prompted the need for GI tagging. It was a part of broader efforts to revive, preserve, and promote traditional crafts.

Q6: What impact has the GI Tagging had on the local community?

A6: GI tagging has fostered a renewed interest in Sujani weaving, bringing economic benefits and recognition to the artisans. It has also encouraged the inclusion of women and new generations in the craft, contributing to its preservation and continuity.

Q7: How is Sujani Weaving being promoted post-GI Tagging?

A7: Through initiatives like the ROSHANI project, forming cooperatives, establishing training centres, and participating in national and international exhibitions. These efforts aim to expand market access and educate consumers on the value of authentic Sujani quilts.

Q8: Can Sujani Weaving be found outside Bharuch?

A8: While Sujani weaving is unique to Bharuch, its products can now be found in various markets, thanks to increased promotion and recognition through the GI tag. However, authentic production remains confined to its geographical origin.

This GI tagging initiative represents a significant step in cultural preservation, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern marketing strategies to ensure the survival and flourishing of Sujani weaving.



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