Monday, April 1, 2013

Salem VeNpattu (White silk) Dhoties Got GI

Salem Sourashtrians Special Variety in handloom is White-silk dhoti.  (VeN pattu Veshti).  Some five Co-operative society and its weaver members are producing this handloom variety.  Already Salem is famous for Mango .  The famous Tamil Poem " Selathu mambazalam thithikkum mambazlam " is familier around the country.  Now the "White-Silk Dhoti" also belongs Identity of Salem.  This Geographical Identification is given by Government of India under GI rules.  Handloom weavers expecting a Sales boom after Govt's announcement if GI of Salem is " VeNpattu Veshti".