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Hand made Quilts
Nirmala akka's quilts
Posted by Carol who participated in Quilting workshop organised by buDa folklore in Bangalore
All handmade and painstakingly done. These quilts are just gorgeous. So vibrant and full of good energy. If you'd like to purchase or place an order please email Savita Uday at email@example.com.
If we follow the rough, narrow by lanes of National Highway 17 of Uttara Kannada district, the rough road never seems to end. Amongst the furrows beside the road where areca nut, coconut trees and plantains grow, we can spot earthen houses with thatched roof. The front yards are daubed clean with cow dung, a sacred house for Tulasi, a ‘jagali’ to sit down while having the ritual betel leaves and arecanuts, a fine chicken coop made of packed earth on arecanut poles, hens clucking around in the yard…this is Haalakki Koppa.
An old man pounding betel leaves and arecanuts, the woman peeping from the cowshed with lots of black, yellow and blue beaded necklaces, when you go near them and speak an emanating feeling of warmth only felt in the family, their natural hospitality - asking their guests to sit on a mattress..these are the Haalakki people. Although only a few kilometers away from the National Highway, the Haalakki people have remained unique, aloof from the civilized world.
Swaroopa from Bhoomi College, Bangalore approached BuDa Folklore as a part of her 2 months internship and stayed with us in Angadibail forest and Honnavar for one and half months and wrote her experience with BuDa folklore
Diversity is what attracts me and one of my
interests has been plants and food.My
curiosity increased when I came across people mentioning a lot about the uses
of uncultivated plants/weeds during our farming module at Bhoomi college. I had
seen my mom and grand-mom using some uncultivated plants for cooking and over
time I had moved away from my hometown and noticed that I was forgetting
whatever little bit I knew about these weeds. So, when we were given two months
of internship time at Bhoomi College I couldn’t stop myself from looking out
for places where I could learn about these weeds, visit different places and
meet new people. That is how I spoke to Dr.Savitha Uday (we fondly call her
Savitakka), founder of BuDa Folklore and landed up at BuDa Folkore spe…
Hase chitra or hase chittara is a folk art practiced by the Deewaru community in Shimoga, Sagara and Uttara kannada district of Karnataka.
The walls are colored with red mud found abundantly in the region and designs are drawn in white paint derived from rice paste and white mud. The lines and patterns on these paintings each symbolize an aspect of nature or depict the religious, social agricultural practices of the community. The drawing has been seen on the walls, doorframes, and doorsteps in the villages of malenadu region. Materials used The materials used for this art is natural .The community makes its own colours deriving from natural sources such as bark of trees, wild Barrie, seeds, rocks, minerals, and vegetables. Kemmannu (red earth), akki hittu (rice flour), masi kenda (coal), kaare kai (one kind of berry), guragekaai (which gives yellow colour) hittu, Sunna (lime stone), turmaric, milk etc has been used to prepare white,black,red and yellow natural colors.