Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees get GI tag
Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees have received Geographical Indication (GI) tags.
The Dindigul locks are known throughout the world for their superior quality and durability. It is unique as each is designed with different lever pattern. There are over 50 varieties of locks including mango lock, trick lock, door lock, and bell lock among others. The most interesting ones are the Kolaikaran pootu (burglar lock) which is designed in a manner that a knife would come out if a wrong key is inserted.
The famous bright-coloured Kandangi saree, manufactured in Karaikudi taluk in Sivaganga district are spun by skilled weavers in the dimension 60 warp X 60 weft. Highly quality cotton from Coimbatore is used to make the saree. The main characteristic of the saree is its bright colours that hold strong.
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