Gaon Radio: Famous for its GI tag tussar silk, Odisha's Gopalpur to be developed into a craft cluster

Gaon Radio: Famous for its GI tag tussar silk, Odishas Gopalpur to be developed into a craft cluster

Tussar silk sarees of Gopalpur village in Jajpur district are world famous due to the specialised weaving techniques adopted by the traditional weavers who have learnt this craft from their ancestors and are practising it for generations. About 500 silk weavers in Gopalpur have been eking out their livelihoods by weaving tussar (also written as tasar) silk sarees, and the credit for this goes to the Tussar Pilot Project Centre at Mangalpur. This Tussar Pilot Project Centre in Odisha's Jajpur district is half-a-century old and in these five decades, it has helped a large number of silk weavers chart a journey to economic well-being.tussar silk odisha handloom art skill livelihood income west bengal weavers textile rural msme

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