GI tags for Basohli Pashmina, Udhampur’s Kalari

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Source: The post is based on the article “GI tags for Basohli Pashmina, Udhampur’s Kalari” published in “Hindustan Times” on 6th October 2023

What is the News?

Basohli Pashmina and Kalari cuisine from Jammu and Kashmir has got the Geographical Indication(GI) tag.

What is ​​Basohli Pashmina?

Source: KashmirObserver

​​Basohli Pashmina is a more than 100-year-old traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.

It is a hand-spun product known for extreme softness, fineness and light-weight.

Granting it a GI tag would not only protect the exceptional craftsmanship of these artisans but also preserve its uniqueness.

Note: Pashmina Shawl is a fine wool made from the undercoat of the Changthangi or Pashmina goat.

What is Kalari?

Kalari is a Dogra cuisine.The dish finds its origin in Udhampur district,J&K.

The dish is made from milk and is a dense cheese.It’s cooked in its own fat, salted, and served hot with bun slices.

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