This month’s quiz is based on the Kalamkari art form, a popular form of textile art involving hand or block painted designs using natural dyes, which originated in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
- What fabric is Kalamkari art done on?
- Another name for Kalamkari art is “pattachitra”, which means _______________.
A. Beautiful painting
B. Colorful Art
C. Cloth picture
- Where were Kalamkari art pieces traditionally displayed?
- Storytellers often used Kalamkari art in performances of ______.
A. Religious stories
B. Popular myths
C. Folk tales
- What are the sources for the colors that are generally used in Kalamkari art?
B. Oil paint
- When creating patterns, certain areas of cloth need to be masked to protect it from the ink. What material is used?
A. Painter’s tape
- There are ______ distinctive styles of Kalamkari art.
- Kalamkari art was used in ancient times as ____________ .
A. Chariot banners, wall hangings in temples, and scrolls.
B. Wall hangings in homes
- Name the different styles of Kalamkari paintings.
A. Katchni, Barni, Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar
B. Srikalahasthi and Machilipatnam
C. Pattachitra, Warli, Bharni, Katchni and Tantrik
- What does “Kalamkari” mean?
A.Kalam (pen) + kari (work)
B. Kalam (time) + kari (work)
C Kalam (color) + kari (painting)
- Where was Kalamkari most popular in the Middle Ages?
- An animal’s milk is used in fixing the dyes to the fabric. Which animal’s milk is used in fixing the dyes to the fabric?
1-B, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-A, 6-B, 7-A, 8-A, 9-B, 10-A, 11-B, 12-C
Compiled by Shruti Swaminathan, Bay Area, CA
Image Attribution: Brooklyn Museum [Public domain]