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Archive for the ‘Artworks’ Category

Students from Delhi get a taste of tribal Art

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 23 - 2012 0 Comment

  Learning the art of making colour from forest trees & plants Students from a leading school of India located in Delhi NCR visited the Nilgiris on a quest to explore the Blue Mountains.  Enthusiastic students accompanied by very dedicated teachers explored many ecological sites and studied the tribal heritage of these magnificent hills. A day was spent visiting a Kurumbas village and interacting with the inhabitants of this small hamlet.  The  [ Read More ]

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Tribal Art Camps initiated in Burliar Region of Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary April - 18 - 2012 0 Comment

  The Burliar hills (ranging from 2500 ft till 3500 ft above MSL) en-route from Mettupalayam to Coonoor is home to about 5% of the total Kurumbas tribal population.   ASs you are aware, the Kurumbas are a Schedules tribe and also declared a Primitive Tribal Group (PTG) and the Kurumbas are found only in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. One Earth Foundation’s initiative to revive the dying art  [ Read More ]

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Students Initiative: Tribal products for Livelihood

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary November - 4 - 2011 0 Comment

Products embellished with Kurumbas Art – Livelihood Initiative by our students Our thanks to all the student groups from leading schools across india who have particiapted in our KARI (Kurumbas Art Revival initiative) art workshop camps held in the Nilgiris over the past year.  Their suggestions, inputs and most of all their efforts to develop products, is starting to show some excellent results. The KARI team at One Earth Foundation  [ Read More ]

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Kozhithorai camp II – a failed attempt

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary October - 5 - 2011 0 Comment

  Dear All, One Earth Foundation held its first Art Camp at the hamlet of  Kozhithorai and you can read about it in our post dated 30th July.  The follow up camp at the same village was organized  for 17th Sept and our team was eager and excited to see how many children had practiced the art form with the materials we had provided.  The first camp was very well  [ Read More ]

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AS Level Students lend support to KARI

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 19 - 2011 0 Comment

  AS Level students from Bangalore visited the Nilgiris from 12th till 15th July, 2011 to lend their support in One Earth Foundation’s Community service projects.  They closely studied the Kurambas, one of four Primitive Tribal Group (PTG’s) residing on the steep slopes of the mid ranges of the Nilgiri hills.  Among other activities, several students showed keen interest to understand the rapidly disappearing Kurumbas style of painting and participated in 2  [ Read More ]

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KARI Awareness Camp at Halakkarai School – Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 19 - 2011 0 Comment

One Earth Foundation received an over whelming response to its Kurambas Art Camp at the Halakkarai Panchayat Union Middle School.  the camp was held on the 15th of July and 15 students from grades 4th till 8th had signed up.  We had to limit the participation to 8 students and ensured the Head Mistress Ms. Elsi that we will conduct additional camps in the near future.  While the 2 hour  [ Read More ]

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Book marks by tribal children

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary June - 26 - 2011 0 Comment

  In one of our recent workshops, some young tribal children made these bookmarks. Kurumba motifs were drawn on hand made paper of different colours.  They looked great!  KARI team left them with lots of hand made paper, colours and paint brushes to practice this craft.  Keep it up. KARI Team

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Natural Colours used in Kurumbas Paintings

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary June - 26 - 2011 0 Comment

  Dear Friends Did you know that traditionally the Kurumbas artists used feathers and natural colours obtained from tree bark and leaves for their paintings.  KARI seeks to revive the use of these natural  colours.  We will also ensure that this learning is passed on to all participating children of our camps and workshops. We have received several mails requesting more information on how natural colours are prepared.  Traditionally, black, brown, burnt  [ Read More ]

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