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Intricate:Visitors admiring the display of Sanjhi art in Mysore on Wednesday.

Intricate:Visitors admiring the display of Sanjhi art in Mysore on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

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Three-day workshop on Sanjhi art begins

Over 30 students are participating

in it



MYSORE: A three-day workshop on the little-known form of paper cutting called Sanjhi art commenced in the city on Wednesday.

The workshop is being held at Sri Kalaniketana College of Visual Arts and more than 30 students are participating in it. Renowned artist from Bangalore S.F. Husseini, a former student of the college, is the resource person.

Evolved in 14th century

Describing the beauty of the art form, art director of the college K.S. Parameshwar said that it evolved in the country in the 14th century and was popular in north India where it came to be associated with activities and events surrounding Lord Krishna. It was mostly used in temples but over the years it assumed different forms with artists drawing inspiration from nature and mythology.

In recent years, the template forming different patterns are filled with colours to draw rangolis, Mr. Parameshwar added.

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