There’s good news for the 100,000 artisans in UP working on chikan embroidery as the same will soon be eligible for protection as a GI. The application with the GI Registry at Chennai has been filed.
This is also good news for those trying to promote Indian handicrafts abroad as 56% of the exports of the country come from UP. A figure which will probably rise with the protection being given to chikan work.
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