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Archive for the ‘Tribal painting’ Category

Collection of rare Kurumbas artworks

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary September - 14 - 2017 0 Comment

Hi All, At One Earth Foundation, we receive numerous requests from art lovers and patrons to know more about the Kurumbas tribal art and to have a glimpse of their artworks.  As you are all aware, there only a handful of practicing artists and artworks done in the traditional style using forest colours are rather rare. Unfortunately what one can see or buy in a few stores in Ooty /  [ Read More ]

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Art for a cause: ISC Student’s Camp in Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary December - 13 - 2012 0 Comment

  Grade XII ISC students  from a leading school in Bangalore, continued their community action project to create awareness and promote the dying Kurumbas art form in the Nilgiris.  A group of about 10 students dedicated their field trip to visiting a Kurumbas tribal village,  learning about the core tribal art motifs from tribal artists and to design and produce bags, cards, etc. that would be part of a tribal  [ Read More ]

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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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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 ]

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Mercy Home (orphanage) Children learn Kurumbas art

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary November - 18 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi, For those of you who have been following the work of One Earth Foundation, will be familiar with Mercy Home – n orphanage run by a pastor and his wife in the Nilgiris.  The 14 abandoned or orphaned children are special and we try and support this wonderful home in whatever way we can.  Well, we thought it would be interesting to spend a Saturday morning with the children  [ 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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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 ]

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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 ]

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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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