Kaavi Art

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Kaavi Art

Kaavi Art is a style of mural painting introduced by the Portuguese. Bright red and white colors are used in this.

  • It is performed on wet plaster like a fresco. Fresco is a technique for painting murals on fresh lime plaster.
  • Its name is derived from kava. It is a red pigment found in laterite soils. It is used to make drawings on the white surface of the plaster. Only red color is used in Kaavi painting.
  • This painting can be seen in the temples of Konkan region, especially in Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Source – The Hindu

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