Famous Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi (Silver Filigree) gets GI Tag

The famous Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi (Silver Filigree) has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.

Archaeological evidences suggest that filigree was incorporated into jewellery as early as 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia where it is practiced even today as Telkari work.

According to historians, there is every possibility that the Tarakasi work reached Cuttack from Persia through Indonesia some 500 years ago by sea trade.

The other products to join the GI league are Banglar muslin, one of the popular traditional handloom craft of Bengal, Narasapur crochet lace products and Kutch rogan craft.