Date : 28th Oct. to 5th Nov.
Open : 10:00 – 18:00
Venue : Special Booth in Mindtree Kalinga Campus
Odisha has an art and craft that are the products of a long historical process in which the spiritual, philosophical and the human dimensions have merged to yield the finest effects of a cultured and civilized life. This art and only have made the state a land of rich and diverse artistic achievements.
Odia Craft & Design Workshop by Mudra Foundation
Date : 29th Oct. / 1st Nov. / 4th Nov. 15:00 – 17:00
Participantion Fee : Free
Come and join our design workshop, Your opinion and idea is welcome!
Workshop Leader : Nanako Koyama, Ayumi Hattori, Cristian Reymond, Ichiko Funai
Dhokra (also spelt Dokra) is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. One of the earliest known lost wax artefacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro. The product of Dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and forceful form. Dhokra horses, elephants, peacocks, owls, religious images, measuring bowls, and lamp caskets etc., are highly appreciated. The lost wax technique for casting of copper based alloys has also been found in India, China, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, Central America, and other places.
Golden grass (Vetiver zizanoids), known locally as “Kaincha” is a wild grass found in many parts of the Odisha district and other areas of the state. It grows to a height of about 5-6 feet and the inflorescent stick, which appears after the monsoon. Golden grass is the stem of a read that groves in swamps and marshes and then seasoned under the sun. The stems are woven into beautiful boxes, baskets and mats etc. often in combination of other material & vegetable dyes. Nowadays the golden grass is making waves and more and more city dwellers are discovering the beauty of golden grass product as the products are eco-friendly, biodegradable and reduce the use of plastic. Jajang & Barua of Kendrapada, Gadamadhupur of Jajpur, Japanga of Sundergarh and Gop in Puri district are famous for golden grass craft.
Coir or coconut fibre is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir (made from ripe coconut) are in upholstery padding, sacking and horticulture. White coir, harvested from unripe coconuts, is used for making finer brushes, string, rope and fishing nets.