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4th March 2024 (14 Topics)

Odisha’s Rupa Tarakasi gets GI tag

Context

The famous silver filigree (Rupa Tarakasi) of the millennium Cuttack city in Odisha has received the geographical indication (GI) tag from the Chennai-based Geographical Indications Registry.

About

  • It is a centuries-old sophisticated craft practiced in the sliver city of Cuttack.
  • Rupa Tarakasi is one of the most exquisite silver crafts. In this work of craft, silver bricks are transformed into thin fine wires (tara) or foils, from which silver filigree is made with all designs (kasi).

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