Friday, May 13, 2011

Shri Ravindra Sharma's talk at Lamakaan was as usual riveting and people who had not heard him before were stunned, they had never heard anything like it before and didn't want him to stop. He spoke about the folk traditions of the area around Adilabad, the traditional craft techniques and the interdependence of society with artisanal craft. He has a detailed knowledge of this field, for instance Kala Ashram has listed the number of matti objects used by a local household - 222. Miniature painters of the area, he says, for the finest details, used a brush made from "choohe ke kaan ke baal' the hair from a mouse's ear. And so on...

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