Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Plants in material culture of tribals and rural communities of Rajsamand district of Rajasthan
Authors: Choudhary, B L
Katewa, S S
Galav, P K
Keywords: Ethnobotany;Traditional knowledge;Traditional goods;Traditional artefacts;Tribals;Bhil;Garasia;Rajsamand;Rajasthan
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.⁸: B27, G10D
Abstract: While early studies into material culture often concentrated on items collected from archaeological investigations, current studies demonstrate an increasing interest in the artefacts, or man-made objects of existing traditional societies. For the material culture of a given society refers to the total range of objects produced by that society, including functional items such as tools, shelter and clothing as well as more decorative arts and crafts. Traditionally, many of these items have been made from plant materials. The use of plants in traditional art and technology remains an important aspect of traditional botanical knowledge (TBK). The paper discusses the current roles of plants in the manufacture of traditional goods, and outlines some of the specialist skills which are involved in the production of such items.
Page(s): 11-22
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJTK 7(1) (2008) 11-22.pdf429.41 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.