Cuttack’s ‘Chandi Tarakasi’ Receives Geographical Indication Tag

  • 04 Mar 2024

Recently, Cuttack's renowned art form, 'Chandi Tarakasi', known for its intricate silver filigree work, has been officially recognized with the GI tag.

Key Points

  • Historical Roots: The art of 'Chandi Tarakasi' can be traced back to the 13th century, underscoring its deep-rooted historical connection to the Cuttack region. This acknowledgment further strengthens the cultural heritage of Odisha.
  • Meaning Behind 'Tarakasi': In the Odia language, 'Tarakasi' symbolizes the fusion of 'Tara' (wire) and 'Kasi' (design), reflecting the essence of the intricate wirework involved in this traditional craft.
  • Cultural Significance: Artisans of Cuttack showcase their mastery during Durga Puja by crafting exquisite 'medhas' (tableaus) adorned with elaborate filigree patterns. This cultural tradition adds to the vibrancy of the festivities and celebrates the rich artistic heritage of the region.