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Tribal Art workshop

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary April - 9 - 2014 0 Comment

Visiting students from a leading international school in Bangalore attended a Kurumbas tribal art workshop organized by One Earth Foundation.  The Kurumbas are a Primitive Tribal Group that reside on the steep slopes of Western Ghats in the district of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.  Kurumbas art has few practitioners left and One Earth Foundation endeavors to create awareness about this and other Traditional arts and crafts that are rapidly disappearing.  [ Read More ]


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 ]


A group of 22 enthusiastic students from a leading school in Bangalore accompanied by 2 committed teachers participated in a Kurumbas art camp held at the Kurumbas village called Vellaricombai.  A group of 5 students  decided to learn the art of natural colour making and attend the camp conducted by our tribal artist and the rest were quick to take on the challenge of trekking further to the rock paintings  [ Read More ]


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 ]