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Tribal Art workshop

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary April - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
The Kurumbas of Nilgiris

The Kurumbas of Nilgiris

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.

Many of the  30+ students who visited the Kurumbas village  were eager to learn this art and stated that they would share this information and experience with their friends in school.  They learnt how colour was obtained from the resin of tress and leaves and also drew some basic motifs.

Kurumbas artist at workMaking colour from leaves

KARI is an initiative by One Earth Foundation to create awareness about the dying art form of Kurumbas style of  painting, train young Kurumbas children  and  to provide livelihood opportunities to current and upcoming artists.  For further information, please contact

 For further information please contact