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Famous Pashmina of Jammu and Kashmir Received GI tag

Published on October 05, 2023
Current Context: Basohli Pashmina, a traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag on October 3, 2023.This means that the product has a specific geographical origin and possesses qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
Famous Pashmina of Jammu and Kashmir Received GI tag
  • The GI tag will help protect the identity and authenticity of Basohli Pashmina and promote its market value.
  • Basohli Pashmina is a hand-spun product made from the finest quality of wool obtained from a special breed of goats found in the Himalayan region. It is known for its extreme softness, fineness, light-weight, and insulating properties.
  • Basohli Pashmina products include shawls, mufflers, blankets, and baskets.Basohli Pashmina is a more than 100-year-old craft that originated in the Basohli town of Kathua district. It is a part of the rich cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The weavers of Basohli Pashmina use traditional techniques and designs to create exquisite patterns and motifs on the fabric. The colours used are mostly natural and derived from plants and minerals.


Q.1 What is the name of the special breed of goats that provides the wool for Basohli Pashmina?
a. Changthangi
b. Pashmina
c. Angora
d. Cashmere
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