Basohli Pashmina is Recognized with GI Tag

Basohli Pashmina

The traditional craft of Basohli Pashmina, originating from the picturesque district of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, has recently been awarded the esteemed Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This recognition not only celebrates the exceptional craftsmanship of artisans but also safeguards the authenticity and uniqueness of this artisanal legacy.

An Age-Old Legacy of Softness and Finesse:

Basohli Pashmina is renowned for its extraordinary softness, finesse, and feather-like weight. Crafted by skilled artisans using traditional hand-spinning techniques, this exquisite fabric has symbolized luxury and elegance for over a century. Its hallmark is the remarkable ability to provide warmth without bulk, making it an ideal choice for cold climates and discerning fashion enthusiasts.

Exceptional Attributes of Basohli Pashmina:

  • Superb Insulation: This Pashmina is prized for its exceptional insulating properties, offering remarkable warmth despite its lightweight nature.
  • Longevity: The durability of Basohli Pashmina is legendary, with proper care, these hand-spun creations can be passed down through generations, becoming cherished heirlooms.
  • Uniqueness: Each piece of Basohli Pashmina is a unique work of art, bearing the distinctive signature of the artisan who crafted it, adding to its allure and value.

A Diverse Range of Pashmina Products:

Beyond the renowned Basohli Pashmina shawls, this craft extends its charm to various items, including:

  • Shawls for All: Basohli Pashmina shawls are a symbol of timeless elegance, suitable for both men and women.
  • Mufflers: Versatile and stylish, this Pashmina mufflers add sophistication and warmth to any outfit.
  • Blankets: Leveraging its insulating properties, This Pashmina blankets provide a cozy cocoon during cold nights.
  • Basketry: Some artisans have ventured into crafting unique baskets using this Pashmina, showcasing the versatility of this craft beyond clothing.

The Geographical Indication (GI) Tag: A Mark of Authenticity

The Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a prestigious recognition that establishes the origin, uniqueness, and authenticity of a product from a specific geographical area. In the case of this Pashmina, this GI tag is not just a symbol; it’s a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of generations of artisans.

A Collaborative Achievement:

Securing the GI tag for this Pashmina was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Industries and Commerce, in partnership with NABARD Jammu and Human Welfare Association, Varanasi. This achievement highlights the collective commitment to preserving and promoting this craft, recognizing its cultural significance and economic potential.


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