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Rupa Tarakasi and Banglar Muslin UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • The famous Cuttack Rupa Tarakasi (silver filigree) has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai

  • The application for this was filed by the Odisha State Cooperative Handicrafts Corporation Limited and was facilitated by the Department of Textile and Handicrafts, Government of Odisha.

  • Filigree has been traditionally associated with fine craftsmanship and luxurious design in classical jewellery.

Rupa Tarakasi

  • Rupa Tarakasi is a type of silver filigree work from Cuttack, a city in Odisha, India

  • It is a highly skilled and intricate art form that involves working with delicate silver threads to create beautiful and intricate jewelry and other decorative items. 

  • The word "Rupa" means "silver" and "Tarakasi" means "delicate work" in Odia, the language spoken in Odisha. 

  • Rupa Tarakasi has a long history dating back centuries, and it is considered to be one of the most important traditional crafts of Odisha.

Banglar Muslin

  • Banglar Muslin, also known as Bengal Muslin, is a type of finely woven cotton fabric that originated in Bengal.

  • Its a region now divided between Bangladesh and India

  • It is renowned for its sheerness, lightness, and delicate feel. 

  • Historically, Banglar Muslin was considered a luxury textile and was highly prized by royalty and nobility around the world

  • It was even referred to as "woven air" or "evening dew" due to its gossamer-like quality.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Rupa Tarakasi and Banglar Muslin UPSC NOTE
Rupa Tarakasi and Banglar Muslin UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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