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Narasinghapettai nagaswaram gets GI tag

Date: 22 March 2022 Tags: Handicrafts
  • The Narasinghapettai nagaswaram, a classical wind music instrument traditionally made by artisans based at a village near Kumbakonam, has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • A major portion of the ‘Narasinghapettai nagaswaram’ is made from the aacha (Hardwickiabinata) tree and many a time the artisans use the wood from parts of old houses.
  • The artisans use drilling machines, besides carpentry tools, to make the nagaswarams that are played widely in functions like weddings and temple festivals.