Whose Sari Now?
The Indian state of Orissa is taking steps to protect its unique, indigenous textile designs, which are being copied and exported by manufacturers in other regions of India. Under the Geographical Indications Act, the state will patent original "ikat" designs and methods in order to protect local weavers.
As Diana Vreeland famously declared, "Pink is the navy blue of India!" -- and color is just the beginning.