Huts of India: Educational Activity Kit: Mud Houses of Jharkhand (DIY Origami Coloring Kit)

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Item Code: HAK785
Publisher: ART BUNKER, Noida
Language: English
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.50 X 7.50 inch
Weight 80 gm
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The dying traditional mud huts of the villages in Jharkhand are those whose architectural style is comparable only to European homes. The walls are made up of a special type of mud obtained by souring earth by adding vegetable waste and leaving it to mature the decaying waste improves the mud's plasticity. This mud is then mixed with cow dung, chopped straw and gravel to make raw material for walls. The roofs are made up of sun-dried or burnt-clay tiles. The walls are beautified with traditional Sohrai paintings or Santhal art which is painted by the women of the family. Due to the thermal properties of mud, in summers these houses remain cool, and warm in winters.
This kit will help in understanding the basis of vernacular architecture and also give an exposure to our rich traditional culture prevalent in the rural areas, in a way which is fun and interactive. The template inside has to be cut, colored, folded and then joined to make a hut. Follow instruction for cutting and folding given on the cover flap.
Potli, the organization behind the series of interactive craft kits, aims to reconnect people with traditional Indian art and culture, thereby creating awareness and expanding markets for artisan communities that depend on their art for their livelihood while helping sustain the old art forms they practice.

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