A place where to experience the “wonder and aesthetics in rural and tribal life”: Shilpgram (Udaipur) – Rajasthan


Situated 3 kms west of Udaipur near the Havala village is the Centre’s Shilpgram – the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex. Spread over an undulating terrain of 130 bighas (70 Acres) of land and surrounded by the Aravallies, the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex is conceived as a living enthnographic museum to depict the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the West Zone. Within this complex, huts of the member states are constructed incorporating traditional architectural features of different geographical and ethnic groups residing within the West Zone of India comprising of five Federal States. […]

The Center developed two Museums in the Shilpgram where simple objects of day-to-day use, that represent the sense of wonder and aesthetics in rural and tribal life are put on display. In addition, a Crafts Bazar in the fashion of a traditional ‘haat’ was made where visitors could buy traditional crafts from the Zone. Craftsman were invited periodically to demonstrate their skills and sell the crafts to the visitors at the Shilpgram. […]

Two huts represent the tribal farmer communities of the Bhil and the Sehariyas of the Southern regions of Rajasthan. […]

Two huts represent the Dang and Rathwa tribal farmer communities of southern Gujarat. […]

From Thane district in north Maharashtra is a Warli hut replete with its wall paintings. The tribal farmer community of the Kunbis is also represented along with two huts of the Gond and Maria tribal communities from eastern Maharashtra famous for their ‘dokra’ work.

From the member state of Goa, there are 5 representative huts. A potter’s hut from Bicholim stands in close proximity to a Hindu hut and Christian hut made of local laterite stone. From the lush green taluka of Canacona is a typical hut of the Kulumbi tribal agriculturalists renowned for their grass and cane weaving work. […]

An attraction no less of the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex is the open air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of approximately 8000. Besides the major theatre festivals which the Centre hold here, it is hoped that this facility would motivate the local community as well as outside visitors to take a keener interest in theatre and the traditional folk performing arts. […]

One of the important objectives of Shilpgram is in the sphere of increasing awareness and knowledge of rural life and crafts, specifically, for the younger generation. Special emphasis is laid on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre and music. […]

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Source: https://www.shilpgram.in/Home/Shilpgram-Udaipur
Date accessed: 17 February 2018

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