Category Archives: Fashion

Museum exhibitions | Showcasing the life of Chenchus and Lambadas: Heritage Museum (Hyderabad) – Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

Yunus Y. Lasania, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, May 19, 2016 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> From the life of Chenchus and Lambadas living in the State to the kind of lives tribals lead, … Continue reading

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New interactive map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on any marker … Continue reading

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Interview with award-winning Gond artist Roshni Vyam: On finding a balance between her practice as artist and her studies – Madhya Pradesh

SHAILAJA TRIPATHI, The Hindu, Bengaluru, May 12, 2016 |To view more photos and read the full article here >> Roshni Vyam, one of the finest contemporary Gond artists of her generation tells SHAILAJA TRIPATHI that while her family was her biggest inspiration, … Continue reading

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The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

Deccan Herald, 31 July, 2010 ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. | To cead the full article, click … Continue reading

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Tip | Find related posts quickly: Fashion inspired by India’s tribal heritage

Each post on this website refers to a number of related posts: Try it out – here and now Let us assume that you are interested in fashion; and also in the Gond community. The present post contains these hyperlinks: At the end our present post, you find these  Categories (topics) … Continue reading

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Training and employment opportunities for India’s tribal youth: A round-up of recent initiatives and press reports – Kerala, Rajasthan & Telangana

Relinking tribal youth with their culture The Hindu, KOZHIKODE, December 16, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> At a time when most art forms of the Scheduled Tribes in the country have faded into oblivion, the Kerala Institute … Continue reading

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“Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich and unique culture of the indigenous people”: The Ethnological Museum of the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) – Kerala

The Ethnological Museum is one of the most informative and interesting storehouse for people who want to know about the Tribes of Kerala. The Museum is a part of the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled … Continue reading

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Unveiling richness of tribal and folk culture: Festival and exhibition at the Bhandarkar’s College of Arts and Science – Karnataka

Ganesh Prabhu, The Hindu, Kundapur (Udupi District), February 17, 2015 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> The richness of tribal and folk culture of coastal districts was demonstrated at the ‘Unveiling of Tribal and Folk … Continue reading

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Tip | Discover the unique arts and crafts practiced by tribal communities across India

“It a pretty shop that offers you a range of products. What’s special? Well, all the products on the shelf are handmade by various tribes from across the country. Aptly, the shop is called Tribes India, which is a part … Continue reading

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Designing their own bags: New livelihood options for tribal women – Jharkhand

ARTI S. SAHULIYAR, The Telegraph, Calcutta, Friday , August 10 , 2012 A beam of pride crossed Malanti Devi’s face as she spread a Rs 50 currency note on her weather-beaten palm. She had earned it — not by slogging … Continue reading

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Tribal influence on Indian and international fashion

While fashion is a reliable reflector of change, it is also the marker of a continuity of control exerted by the affluent and the powerful. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang G. Badaiasuk Lyngdoh Nonglait Wandashisha Rynjah in Globalization: The Khasi Perspective, p. 13 … Continue reading

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Living in harmony with nature: Reflections on Warli and Madhubani traditions by artist Sandhya Arvind – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar

HARSHINI VAKKALANKA, The Hindu, November 4, 2013 | Read the full article here >> It is as though a piece of their world has been brought onto the walls, mounted onto wooden boards to be taken away to the homes of people … Continue reading

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Absence of a dowry-system, divorce by mutual consent, and widow-re-marriage: On the high status of women in Badaga communities (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

The Badagas are a unique community living mainly in the Nilgiris District in Tamil nadu in South India. They are also the single largest community of the Nilgiris. Though classified backward, a significant factor is the high status of their … Continue reading

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Fashion, accessory and jewellery designers are bringing tribal Indian techniques to the mainstream: “Tribal India was never cooler”

Kasmin Fernandes, TNN | Oct 23, 2014 How the textiles and techniques of our native people are entering mainstream fashion and global ramps. Tribal India was never cooler. While a small bunch of revivalist desi designers are modernising rural textiles … Continue reading

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Tip | Map to promote visits to museum collections in India: Tribal customs and art collections

India has many museums and galleries with “tribal collections”. Several of these are shown on a special map seen under the menu Maps. Discover more possibilities here: Visit a museum collection in India >> Related posts On this website updates are readily found under two main categories: Museum collections – general Museum collections – … Continue reading

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Tip | Map for museum collections in India: A window to the world for India’s tribal arts and their practitioners – West Bengal

Tips To familiarize yourself with tribal culture in any part of India, click on any of the pins seen on the map zoom in and out on the map by clicking on the + / – control buttons for more options, click the square menu button … Continue reading

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Apatani tattoos in a global context: A custom that preceded modern fashion by centuries – Arunachal Pradesh

Sanghamitra Baruah, Times Crest, 12 June 2010, June 12, 2010 | To read the full story, click here >> Centuries before rockstars and celebrities, tattoos were used by tribal men and women across the world, whether it was the Maoris of … Continue reading

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“The artless beauty of tribal life and times” (Bastar): Interview with photographer Manoj Kumar Jain – Chhattisgarh

By Sunil Gupta, The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk), 1 February 2010 Photograph: Muria Tribal Boys at the Benur Village weekly market by Manoj Kumar Jain, 2002 Artist and curator Sunil Gupta has distilled the history of photography in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh into … Continue reading

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Representing tribal culture in mainstream society: Group exhibition “Tribals of the Indian subcontinent” – Pondy Photo Festival 2014

The Hindu, PUDUCHERRY, March 25, 2014 It was not all just zoom and clicks at the Pondy Photo Festival that got off to a start over the weekend. Cultural performances planned around the exhibitions have been luring people, who are … Continue reading

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Tip | Find books on India’s tribal heritage in a library near you: Worldcat.org

Search for an item in libraries near you: Enter title, subject or author WorldCat.org >> Examples Santal Music by Onkar Prasad (b. 1948). Published by Inter-Media Publications, New Delhi, 1985. To locate a library copy near you, type “Santal Music by … Continue reading

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The Adivasi way of life: Utopian or worth emulating by ‘mainstream’ society? – An ongoing debate

Mari Marcel Thekaekara, NewInt.org/blog, June 13, 2014 To read the full blog and all comments, click here >> Anyone who has had some meaningful interaction with India’s indigenous or adivasi people, cannot fail to be touched by the encounter. There … Continue reading

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Book on the distinctive ear ornaments of the northeastern “Seven Sister States”: Proudly worn by women and men – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

To read the full article by Dr. Waltraud Ganguly “Earrings in India”, click here >> Earrings have a special status in Indian jewellery; they are highly decorative and beautify the face. Moreover, they are a sign of identification for their wearers or … Continue reading

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Video | Trailer to “Have you seen the arana?” – Kerala

“The stories of ancestors and their discoveries give the film a mystical quality and work like a poetic refrain” – Review by Bikas Mishra

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Tip | Upgraded custom search: how to find Indian press reports on India’s tribal heritage and images

Type “tribal heritage” (without “” quotation marks) in the custom search field here: Search select periodicals >> This yields many reports and images, both recent and older ones, from the following periodicals: Deccan Herald Frontline Magazine The Hindu The Indian Express Outlook India The Telegraph Calcutta The Times of India … Continue reading

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Harnessing and developing the talent of tribal people: Textiles and crafts marketed by Bangalore’s government emporiums – Karnataka

The Hindu, Bangalore, January 16, 2013 The culture of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and tribes from across the country come alive through three stores here in Koramangala: Tribes India, Gurjari and Mrignayanee are three government emporiums in the Koramangala BDA Complex … Continue reading

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