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Consider the following statements regarding the handicrafts in Rajasthan:

1. Blue Pottery originated by Mongol artisans who combined Chinese glazing technology with Persian decorative arts.

2. Golden Meenakari work on Camel leather is known as Usta Art.

Which of the statement is/are correct.?


1. 1 only
2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2
4. None

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Both 1 and 2

The correct answer is Both 1 and 2.

  • Blue Pottery:
    • Blue Pottery originated by Mongol artisans who combined Chinese glazing technology with Persian decorative arts.
    • In Rajasthan, Jaipur is famous for this art.
    • It was started in Rajasthan during Raja Man Singh I.
    • Post-Independence redeveloped through efforts of Kripal Singh Shekhawat.
      • His efforts were recognized by GOI, received Padam Shri (1974).
  • Usta Art:
    • Golden Meenakari work on Camel leather is known as Usta Art.
    • The art was developed by Padam Shri Hissayamuddin Usta from Bikaner.
    • Camel hide training Center in Bikaner is an institution for Usta Art.

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