Preserving Tripura's Heritage: Geographical Indication and Traditional Treasures

Tripura's Mata Bari Peda and Rignai - Traditional Treasures Protected by Geographical Indication
Preserving Tripura's Heritage: Geographical Indication and Traditional Treasures [Source-daily pioneer]

Matabari Pera Prasad:

Matabari Pera Prasad, a delectable sweet originating from the revered Tripureswari temple in Tripura, has recently been bestowed with a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This sweet treat, crafted from a blend of milk and sugar, not only tantalizes taste buds but also carries profound cultural significance.

Driven by burgeoning demand, efforts to market Matabari Pera Prasad have expanded globally, with online platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp now facilitating its distribution beyond local confines.

Rignai Pachara Textiles:

Rignai Pachara, an intricately hand-woven garment emblematic of Tripura's textile heritage, has earned its GI tag. Woven with indigenous materials and techniques by skilled artisans, this attire embodies the essence of Tripura's rich cultural tapestry.

Increasingly coveted by urbanites, Rignai Pachara's traditional charm has found resonance in metropolitan fashion circles, further elevating its cultural significance.


Adding to Tripura's repertoire of GI-tagged treasures is Risa, celebrated for its vibrant designs and enduring quality. Crafted by Tripuri tribal women on traditional loin looms, Risa's multi-coloured patterns stand testament to the region's artistic prowess.

Queen Pineapple of Tripura:

Prior to these recent recognitions, the Queen Pineapple of Tripura had already secured its place with a GI tag, courtesy of the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC). Renowned for its nutritional richness, this pineapple joins a select group of Northeastern produce with GI protection.

About GI Tag:

The GI tag, a mark of authenticity and origin, bestows legal protection against unauthorized replication or misuse of products from specific geographic regions. Beyond safeguarding cultural heritage, it opens avenues for market access and economic empowerment, fostering sustainable development initiatives and empowering local communities engaged in their production and trade.

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