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Works of 40 women trained by Minority Welfare Department on display

Job training:Participants of a batik painting training programme organised by the State Minority Welfare Department with their paintings that are exhibited at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery in Kozhikode on Tuesday.— Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
Job training:Participants of a batik painting training programme organised by the State Minority Welfare Department with their paintings that are exhibited at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery in Kozhikode on Tuesday.— Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

An exhibition of calligraphic and batik paintings by a group of women from different parts of the district got under way at the Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery here on Tuesday.

The works included in the show are done by women artists who participated in a vocational training programme organised by the Department of Minority Welfare of the State government. Works of nearly 40 women are included in the show that was inaugurated by Panchayats and Social Welfare Minister M.K. Muneer.

Famous Arabic and Islamic calligraphy fonts such as Kufi, Suluz, Biwani, and Fisri and quotes from holy books have been artistically used on cotton-silk cloths to create different images. The Minority Welfare Department, who spoke during the inaugural ceremony, said that such paintings had great demand in the Arab countries, and that they could be marketed online. Kozhikode district panchayat president K. Jameela, Malappuram district panchayat president Suhara Mambad and others spoke on the occasion.

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