Consider the following paintings:

  1. Madhubani Paintings
  2. Cheriyal Paintings
  3. Phad Paintings 
  4. Kangra Paintings

Which of the above are GI protected?

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

Kangra painting is the pictorial art practised mainly in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Phad painting is a style religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan. Madhubani painting was accorded with GI status in 2007-08. Cheriyal scroll painting is from the Telangana region. It is a highly stylized version of Nakashi Art.

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