GI Tag provided to Telangana’s Telia Rumal and Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting

The Government of India recently provided GI Tag to Telia Rumal of Telangana and Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand.


The application for the Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand was made by Sohra Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti. The application for the Telia Rumal of Telangana was made by the Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster.

Sohrai Khovar Painting

The painting is created by the local tribal women in Jharkhand. It is a traditional and ritualistic mural art. The painting is practiced only in the districts of Hazaribagh. It is created only during marriage and harvest seasons. The tribal women use naturally available soils of different colours.

Telia Rumal

The Telia Rumal is made of complex handmade work over cotton loomed cloth. It is created using traditional handloom process. The process is complicated and can be created only through traditional handloom processes. The designs are created in three particular colours. This includes red, white and black.




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