UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Kalamkari painting refers to

    A)  a hand-painted cotton textile in South India

    B)  a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East  India

    C)  a block-painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India

    D)  a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Kalamkari (Kalam=Pen; Kari= Work) literally means art work done using a pen. Vegetable dyes are used to colour the designs applied on cloth. The art of painting using organic dyes on cloth was popular in several parts of India, but this style of Kalamkari flourished at Kalahasti and at Masulipatnam. The Kalamkari tradition chiefly consists of scenes from Hindu mythology. Figures of deities with rich border embellishments were created for the temples. Hence, option [a] is correct.

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