Odisha: Silver filigree of Cuttack gets GI tag

Bhubaneswar: The famous silver filigree (Chandi Tarakasi) work of Odisha’s Cuttack city has received the geographical indication (GI) tag.

Cuttack’s filigree work got the tag from Chennai-based Geographical Indications Registry.

This was revealed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his Twitter (X) handle today.

“Cuttack’s silver filigree work got GI tag. It is a matter of honour for Odisha,” said the Chief Minister.

According to the Chief Minister, the filigree work of Cuttack has given a distinct identity to Odisha. “The centuries-old sophisticated craft practiced in the Silver City of Cuttack gives a distinct identity to our state for its intricate workmanship,” he said.

The Chief Minister also extended his best wishes to the people of Cuttack as well as Odisha.

The Odisha State Co-Operative Handicrafts Corporation Limited had applied for GI tag for Cuttack’s filigree work on July 7, 2021.

The GI Registry had engaged a consultancy firm to study the history and present status of Cuttack filigree work. Later, a 111-page report on the silver filigree work was filed before the registry.

The registry provided GI tag to the filigree work after going through the report.

Filigree work is the 26th product from Odisha to receive the GI tag.

GI tag to Cuttack filigree work will boost its popularity across the Globe. This will also bring better income to the artisans of Cuttack.

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