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Archive for the ‘Kurumba settlements – Revival Workshops’ Category

Trek through a Kurumbas village

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary August - 20 - 2013 0 Comment

We are pleased to share with you some images from our recent treks through some of the Kurumbas villages.  These hamlets are located between 3000 – 5000 ft above MSL and usually on very steep slopes.  Lack of basic amenities is evident and clean water remains a challenge. We share this with our readers to create awareness about the nature of tribal villages and dwellings.  Enjoy the images   KARI  [ Read More ]


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 ]


Kozhithorai Village Art Camp finally goes ahead!

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary November - 18 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi Our KARI team never gives up!!  Inspite of all the difficulties in organizing a camp at Kizhithorai village in teh mid ranges of the Nilgiris and the opposition that we faced there, they were back and finally conducted Camp II on 16th Oct, 2011.  For the background on this see our posts dated 30th July, 2011  and 5th October, 2011. The kids were excited, the parents satisfied  and the  [ Read More ]


Kurumbas Art Camp at Bhaviyoor for tribal children

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary October - 5 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi Out very first camp held at the village of Bhaviyoor was a great success with excellent participation.  The children were very enthusiastic to learn the various motifs that were taught to them in this first camp.  The parents and other village adults who watched the camp in progress were surprised at their own ignorance of this traditional skill.  There were many questions which our team was happy to answer.  [ Read More ]


Revival Camp II – Vellaricombai

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary September - 10 - 2011 0 Comment

Under its Kurumbas Art Revival Initiative (KARI), One Earth Foundation conducted a second art workshop for the tribal children of Vellaricombai village (Kurumbas settlement).  This small hamlet with about 10 huts, can be reached on foot after an hours trek from Mamaram – on the road to Kotagiri. The students showed tremendous interest and there was visible improvement in their drawings from the time they attneded the first camp in  [ Read More ]


Art Camp at Semnarai Village

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary September - 3 - 2011 0 Comment

  One Earth Foundation, under its KARI (Kurumbas Art revival Initiative) project organized an Art Camp at the tribal village of Semnarai.  This was the first camp held in this village and the response was excellent. On 31st Aug, we set out in the morning from Mamaram towards kolithorai and further through the forest area towards Semnarai.  The forest crossing took longer than planned as we encountered a herd of  [ Read More ]


Art Camp for Tribal Children – Kozhithorai

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 30 - 2011 0 Comment

One Earth Foundation team was determined to hold a Kurumba Art Revival Camp for the enthusiastic tribal children in the small village of Kozhithorai – tucked away, below Mammaram (a village on the state highway between Mettupalayam and Kotagiri) and approachable by trek through a coffee plantation and a small patch of ever green forest.  This was a modest village of 8-9 huts. One Earth Foundation had informed the village  [ Read More ]