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- During his Mann Ki Baat address, the Prime Minister spoke about a dying form of art known as Kaavi Art. He has urged people to work towards preserving such ancient forms in the country.
- Kaavi art is a form of murals found in Konkan region especially in temples of Goa, parts of coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka.
- Kaavi murals can also be seen in old houses, small shrines.
- The term Kaav in Konkani refers to Indian red pigment which is the only color used in this painting, is obtained from the laterite soil.
- Reddish brown murals against white sandblasted backgrounds are the specialties of Kaavi art.
- The painting is done on wet plaster in a manner similar to frescoes.
Note: Fresco is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid ("wet") lime plaster.