In which state do you find the tradition of Phad paintings?
Phad paintings are the traditional craft of Rajasthan and it is a type
of folk painting executed on cloth. It is in the form of a scroll that
can be carried from one place to other depicting experiences of the
Which of the following is an important center of Kalamkari in Andhra
Kalamkari painting is a type of Indian folk textile art which involves
free hand drawing and painting or block printing on cloth, mostly on
cotton. The art flourished mainly in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The
theme depicted on saris is mainly inspired from the temple murals which
are mainly taken from epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Which of the following is the style of painting in Bihar?
Madhubani is a style of painting that is practiced by women of Bihar and
Nepal on the mud walls and floors of the house on auspicious occasions
like marriage, festivals and other domestic rituals. Earlier these were
done on the mud walls but now a day these are done on paper and cloth
What do you understand by the term Meenakari?
Writing with pen
is the art of decorating the metals like gold, silver copper etc., by
attaching, or fusing pieces made of colored glass powders. This art was
introduced to India by the Mughals. Presently, Jaipur is the main centre
of Meenakari craft production.
Decorating with color.
Decorating metal with enamel.
Decorating glass with enamel
Which Indian state is famous for the production of Patola?
The word patola is derived from the Sanskrit word Pattal meaning
a spindle shaped gourd or Pattakula meaning a silk fabric. Patan
in Gujarat is the famous center of production of Patola fabric. In this
technique both the warp as well as weft threads are dyed to make
patterns like flowers and creepers etc.
Which material is most favored
in North –east India for art and craft?
Bamboo and Cane
The freshly harvested green bamboo is most favored in North-east India.
It is easy to work with green bamboo that is split as it shrinks fast.
Musical instruments, furniture, tools, baskets and mats are also made
The paintings are a part of rich heritage of Orissa, by which name they are
means painting on cloth or silk or any other fabric. It is related to
the cult of Jagannath in Puri. Every year the images of Lord Jagannath,
Shubhadra and Balarama are removed from the sanctum sanctorum of
Jagannath temple in Puri for applying paint as their color gets faint
after a ritual bath and during this time the images are substituted by
the paintings of the three deities. These paintings are made on
specially designed cloth known as Pattas.
By which other name do we know Kinhkhab?
Brocade is the ancient weaving technique in which threads of gold plated
silver and silver are used for making fabric. This fabric was very much
popular during the Mughal period as it was a symbol of royalty
Bishnupur in Bengal is famous for its temple made of which material?
Bishnupur in West Bengal is famous for its terracotta temples. The
temples are made of locally available material like laterite and bricks.
The temples are covered with
plaques in high relief, representing mythological stories from Ramayana
and Mahabharata, historical events, decorative patterns and figures of
birds and animals. The place is famous for terracotta art objects like
terracotta jewelry, pottery, plaques and other artifacts
Nataraja images manufactured during Chola period are made from which metal?
The bronzes that were produced during Chola period from 9th
-12th century CE are masterpieces of Indian art. The bronzes
are produced by the lost wax technique and some of these bronzes are
meant for domestic shrines while others are dedicated to temples for