Guwahati: The ‘gamosa’ from Assam got its Geographical Indication (GI) tag on Wednesday. The traditionally woven handloom product is identified with its distinctive red border and floral motifs.
Gamosa– the symbol of Assamese pride was approved for the geographical indication (GI) tag, which has been advertised in the 24th Geographical Indications Journal.
GI tag is used to identify agricultural, natural, or manufactured goods originating in a specified area and it should have a special quality or characteristics unique to the particular geographical indication.
“The gamosa is a traditional textile and a symbol of Assamese culture,” the GI journal stated. Golaghat-based Institute of Handicraft Development applied for gamosa to be included in the GI.