It's hard to imagine the Taj Krishna inviting people who draw on walls into its
premises - sheesh, it's hard to imagine your mom doing that - but this world is
as predictable as a tribal ritual. Welcome to the jungle!
Savaras, a scheduled tribe numbering about 1.05 lac, are found in the Eastern ghats of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. They are known for their indigenous art forms on the walls of their houses. These designs are known as 'Edising' or 'Lingor'.
Action-Aid, a non-governmental organization, is, in order to promote the art of the Savara tribe through the government, organizing a unique exhibition-cum-sale of artwork for 3 days. About 70 drawings on cloth by 26 Savara boys and girls will be on display here. Savara art reflects different rituals, festivals and deaths in the tribal community, with a special focus on nature.
Though traditionally the Savaras use local paints like stone-dust and vegetable dyes, the paintings that will be on display here have been done with fabric colors. Art teachers were identified among the Savara's trained boys and girls. The Government has provided the art material for this exhibition.
Please contact Annie at 339-2323 for further details.