EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA / PATOLA WORK / GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
The Geographical Indication tag for the Patan Patola
The tag of Geographical Indication (GI) has been given to the patolas being produced by the families residing in Patan, in order to give a boost to the dwindling craft and combat the market being flooded with imitations. The patola of Patan uses eight ply silk, while the imitations do not. Since Patan patola is the most unique of all ikats, deeming it as a Geographical Indication has helped to bring back awareness of the high technical skill required for the craft, as well as boosting sales all over the world.