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Majuli’s Mukha Shilpa and Manuscript Paintings Awarded Prestigious GI Tag

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Majuli, an island nestled in the Brahmaputra river, has been honored with the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag, recognizing its Mukha Shilpa (mask-making) and Manuscript Paintings.

Majuli’s Mukha Shilpa and Manuscript Paintings Awarded Prestigious GI Tag

The approval from India’s government highlights the deep cultural heritage and historical significance of these traditional folk crafts.

Mukha Shilpa, with its origins dating back to the 1500s, was introduced by Saint Sankardeva, a revered cultural figure in medieval Assam, who promoted Neo-Vaisnavism, fostering devotion and social unity through art. These masks not only serve as artistic expressions but also represent the local socio-religious life of Majuli, using indigenous resources and acting as visual narratives of Vaisnavism.

The tradition of Mukha Shilpa continues to thrive, upheld by skilled craftsmen in the Satras (monasteries) and villages across Majuli. Concurrently, Majuli’s Manuscript Paintings vividly depict Hindu epic tales from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavata Purana, particularly focusing on Lord Krishna’s stories from the Bhagavata Purana, showcasing the island’s rich cultural heritage and artistic prowess.

The GI tag not only safeguards the authenticity of Mukha Shilpa and Manuscript Paintings but also serves as a global recognition of the artisans’ craftsmanship, putting Majuli in the international spotlight. This acknowledgement aids in the preservation and promotion of these traditional art forms, ensuring their continued enjoyment for generations to come. The GI tag serves as a beacon, illuminating Majuli’s rich cultural tapestry and celebrating the beautiful artistry of Mukha Shilpa and Manuscript Paintings.

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