Q. These colourful umbrellas are traditionally handmade and crafted using natural materials like palm leaves and bamboo for the frame and cloth for the canopy. They are designed to withstand harsh monsoon weather conditions. Which one of the following is described above?

[A] Karthumbi Umbrellas

[B] Jivika Umbrellas

[C] Arogya Umbrellas

[D] Samriddhi Umbrellas

Answer: A

Explanation – Karthumbi Umbrellas are traditionally handmade umbrellas known for their durability and craftsmanship. They are crafted using natural materials such as palm leaves and bamboo for the frame, combined with cloth for the canopy. These umbrellas are specifically designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions of the monsoon, making them a popular choice in regions like Kerala, India, where they are commonly used. Attapadi’s tribals of Kerala own ‘Karthumbi’ brand of colourful umbrellas.

Source: AIR