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Title: Traditional handicrafts of Ang tribes (Jarawa) of Andaman Islands
Authors: Sarkar, Jayanta
Keywords: Traditional handicrafts
Jarawa tribes
Andaman Islands
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: B27, G10D
Abstract: Traditional handicrafts of the tribes of India are generally prepared out of resources available in their immediate ecology, where they inhabit. Traditional knowledge applied in the entire process of preparation of most of the handicrafts, as per the needs of these people, is inherited from their forefathers. Handicrafts of the Ang (Jarawa), hunter-gatherer tribes of the South and Middle Andaman Islands and the processes involved in preparation of such items have been discussed in the paper. Their hunting-gathering implements, the only handicrafts available with this foraging tribe not only reveal the eco-friendly nature of this small population, these also establish their astonishing capacity of intimate observation with regard to the nature and characters of surrounding flora and fauna those are most suitable in producing the handicrafts essential for survival against many odds. These further indicate their intelligent, aesthetic sense as well as innovative mind of the population, who remained in complete isolation till recent past. TK in respect of such a population living in the Bay Islands, who identify themselves as Ang tribes and called by the outsiders as the Jarawa tribes is discussed here.
Page(s): 37-41
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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