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Title: Traditional knowledge of folk crafts in Tamil Nadu
Authors: John, S Simon
Keywords: Traditional crafts;Basket making;Grass mat weaving;Earthenware;Kullalar;Labbai;Malai Kuravar;Tamil Nadu
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. Cl.8: B27, D01, G10D
Abstract: Folk craft is one of the significant areas in the study of material culture. It is social rather than individual. The traditional craftsmen serve the purpose of fulfilling some of the socio-cultural needs of the society and they are generally identified by their traditional occupation. The paper gives attention on three traditional folk crafts, i.e. earthenware by Kullalar, grass mat weaving by muslim Labbai and basketry by Malai Kuravar community. It documents the traditional techniques of crafting and analyses the role of crafts and craftsmen in socio-cultural context and the changing scenario of folk craft in contemporary context.
Page(s): 443-447
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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