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The GI tagged Karuppur Kalamkari Paintings belong to the State of:

a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Karnataka
c) Kerala
d) Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer is : D

Why in news?

  • The Karuppur kalamkari paintings and the Kallakurichi wood carvings recently received geographical indication (GI) tags.

Explanation

Karuppur Kalamkari Paintings

  • The Kalamkari in Thanjavur region is the traditional dye-painted figurative and patterned clothes, made for temples such as ceiling cloth, umbrella covers, cylindrical hangings, and chariot covers.
  • It had canopies, thombai (cylindrical hangings), umbrella covers, and ‘thoranams’ (door hangings) with motifs of yazhi, swan, peacock, flowers, and images of deities.
  • It is done using pens, brushes made of bamboo sticks, palm stem, date tree, and coconut tree stems.
  • Artisans from Sikkalnaikkanpettai near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu have retained the traditional art form for many generations.

 

 

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