Tribal, folk arts and crafts workshop in Udupi from Dec 10


Artistes from North-Eastern states to give traditional dance performances in ‘Hemanthosav’

The Southern Regional Centre (SRC) of Indira Gandhi Rashtirya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Mysuru, will be organising a national tribal and folk arts, crafts and dances workshop titled “Hemantotsav” at the Nutana Ravindra Mantapa on MGM College premises here from December 10 to 14.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, H. Krishna Bhat, Director of Regional Resources Centre for Folk Performing Arts, said that 60 artisans from the State, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and North Eastern states of Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland will take part in the workshop.

These 60 artisans would be demonstrating the folk and tribal arts and crafts of their respective states. Besides demonstrating, they would also be exhibiting their products, which can also be purchased.

Those interested could also learn the art from the artists. “The aim of the workshop is learning, teaching, demonstrating and sale,” he said.

The items on display at the workshop will include Bidriware and other handicrafts from the State, murals and bamboo paintings from Kerala, Pattachitra cloth-based scroll painting from Odisha, cane and bamboo items of Assam, leather items from West Bengal, handloom from Tripura and pottery from Andhra Pradesh. The workshop would be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from December 10 to 14.


Nearly 200 artistes from eight North-Eastern states will demonstrate tribal and folk dances of their respective states. They would be giving their dance performances at the same venue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from December 10 to 12, Prof. Bhat said.

Ashok Vardhan, Officer-in-Charge, IGRMS-SRC, Mysuru, said that the IGRMS was spearheading an interactive museum movement in the country to celebrate the simultaneous validity of various cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years.

The organisation was working for national integration and promoted research and training in Indian tribal and folk arts and crafts and to revitalizing of vanishing arts and crafts of the country.

Though its workshops and other activities, it displayed the aesthetic qualities of India’s traditional lifestyles and local knowledge systems, he said.

Bhaskarananda Kumar, senior Orthopaedic surgeon, will inaugurate workshop at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Vardhan said.

Nagendra, Officer-in-charge, IGRMS-SRC, was present.

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