Prelims 27893

With reference to cultural history of medieval India, ‘parchin kari’ refers to-
Artistic surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns.
Ornamental, perforated lattice screens used for decorative purposes.
A type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile.
Pictorial mosaic work using semi-precious stones.
Explanation :
Parchin kari or Parchinkari (Pietra dura) in the Indian Subcontinent, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible