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Archive for the ‘Revival of Tribal art’ Category

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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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 ]

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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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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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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 ]

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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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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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