UNESCO launches list documenting 50 iconic Indian heritage textiles

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UNESCO released a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of the country.

Important facts 

  • According to UNESCO, the major challenge to protect the intangible cultural heritage of the South Asian region is the lack of proper inventory and documentation.

  • UNESCO's publication aims to bridge this gap.

  • UNESCO lists 50 textiles as Distinctive and Prestigious Heritage Textile Crafts of India after conducting extensive research.

Listed some important textile crafts of India

  • Toda embroidery and Sungadi of Tamil Nadu

  • Himroo weaves of Hyderabad in Telangana

  • Bandha tie and dye weaving of Sambalpur in Odisha

  • Khes from Panipat in Haryana

  • Chamba rumals of Himachal Pradesh

  • Thigma or wool tie and dye of Ladakh

  • Awadh Jamdani from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

  • Ilkal and Lambadi or Banjara embroidery from Karnataka

  • Sikalnayakanpet Kalamkari from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu

  • Kunbi weaves from Goa

  • Mashru weaves and Patola from Gujarat

  • Himroo from Maharashtra

  • Garad-Koirial of West Bengal

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