(THE GIST OF PIB) TRIFED's Artisanal Treasures

(THE GIST OF PIB) TRIFED's Artisanal Treasures


TRIFED's Artisanal Treasures

  • The G20 Summit witnessed a remarkable showcase of India's rich tribal heritage and craftsmanship, curated and presented by TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India), Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

About TRIFED's Artisanal Treasures:

Longpi Pottery:

  • Named after the village of Longpi in Manipur, the Tangkhul Naga tribes practice this exceptional pottery style.
  • Unlike most pottery, Longpi does not resort to the potter’s wheel.
  • All shaping is done with the hand and with the help of moulds.
  • The characteristic grey-black cooking pots, the stout kettles, quaint bowls, mugs, and nut trays, at times with a handle of fine cane, are trademarks of Longpi.

Chhattisgarh Wind Flutes:

  • Curated by the Gond Tribe of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, the 'Sulur' bamboo wind flute stands out as a unique musical creation.
  • Unlike traditional flutes, it produces melodies through a simple one-handed twirl.
  • Beyond music, the 'Sulur' serves utilitarian purposes, helping tribal men ward off animals and guide cattle through jungles.

Gujarat Hangings:

  • It is curated by the Bhil & Patelia Tribe in Dahod, Gujarat.
  • They boast mirror work, zari, stones, and beads, evolving to suit contemporary fashion while preserving tradition.

Rajasthan Artistry:

  • Glass Mosaic Pottery captures the mosaic art style, meticulously crafted into lampshades and candle holders. When illuminated, they unleash a kaleidoscope of colours, adding vibrancy to any space.
  • Meenakari: Itis the art of decorating metal surfaces with vibrant mineral substances, a technique introduced by the Mughals. Delicate designs are etched onto metal, creating grooves for colours to nestle in. Each hue is fired individually, creating intricate, enamel-adorned pieces.
  • Metal Ambabari Craft: It is curated by the Meena Tribe and also embraces enamelling, a meticulous process that elevates metal decoration. Today, it extends beyond gold to metals like silver and copper.



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