CONTEXT:-Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal were given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Sohrai Khovar painting is primarily being practised in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.
- It is a traditional and ritualistic mural art being practised by local tribal women during local harvest and marriage seasons
- Local, naturally available soils of different colours are used.
- Traditionally painted on the walls of mud houses, they are now seen on other surfaces, too.
- The style features a profusion of lines, dots, animal figures and plants, often representing religious iconography.
Telia Rumal cloth of Telangana involves intricate handmade work with cotton loom displaying a variety of designs and motifs in three particular colours — red, black and white.
- Telia Rumal can only be created using the traditional handloom process and not by any other mechanical means as otherwise, the very quality of the Rumal would be lost.
- Officers working in the court of the Nizam would wear the Chituki Telia Rumal as a symbolic representation of status.