Buda Folklore

Preservation of a culture is so important


Yesterday Kehaan and I visited Savita Aunt’s beautiful house.

She and her parents have been documenting folk knowledge at Honnavar and Angadibail.

They have been working with the different tribes in Northern Karnataka.

Some of the tribes are the Siddis, the Habshis, and the Halkakkis.

It is so saddening to know that the younger generation have been swamped by urbanization and have forgotten their roots, and rich cultural heritage of arts, crafts, cuisine, games, agriculture, and way of living.

India has such a rich cultural heritage which is quickly getting eaten up by the so called modernisation.

Many arts and crafts like Shedi Kale (Clay Rangoli), Hase Chittara (Art with rice flour), Basket weaving and Jewellery making are dying out.

At Ziveli it is our endeavour to revive, save and encourage the demand of the arts and crafts of India.

And we will need all the support from all of…

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