Tarakashi is a type of silver Filigree . Cuttack is the most popular in world for its filigree works. Its highly skilled art form is more than 500 years old. Its traditionally the art of filigree has attained unconquerable heights of charm and beauty, demonstrating its capacity to remain unspoiled with the passage of time. Those people who do tarakashi are called Bania. They make different forms like animals, birds, flowers and even miniature handbags and other souvenirs are made in Tarakashi work. The Konark Chakra and temple are great favorites as mementos. Scenes from the Mahabharata, in particular the still from the Bhagavad Gita depicting the chariot of Arjuna driven by Lord Krishna are quite popular.

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