Tumba Craft: Tumba means bottle gourds (Lauki in Hindi).These gourds, which are wild and huge in size are harvested, left to dry, and hollowed before they become a skilled craftsman's canvas. Tumba craft is contemporary expression of traditional technique of container making from dried bottle gourds!
In the midst of the dense forest of Bastar Chhattisgarh, once originated as a basic necessity Tumba is one more example of indigenous creativity and ingenious of local tribes. This art form is a basic extension of the tribal container made by vegetables such as pumpkins, lauki (gourd), etc. The hollow vegetable is a perfect solution to accumulate water, salfi (desi beer), etc. for the natives in the past and today as well.
Intricate designs are carved out on the dried skin using simple iron tools. Tribal’s employ them as containers to accumulate water and salfi, from which this art is stimulated. Every gourd is beautiful, just offer your best to bring out the best from the nature’s one of its kind creation!
The artisans have always been dependent on Bazaars and Hatts to sell their art but with the Corona virus pandemic, there is no season for the market. The rural artisans are amongst those severely impacted. We take pride in providing a platform to the Craft and Artisan community to showcase India's exquisite craft heritage.
In a bid to solve this crisis, Pankhudi has come forward to extend support to the tribal’s to market and explore their products to meet their economic needs. We aim empower tribal communities by providing them with a platform to sell their authentic handmade products globally, whilst ensuring quality at a fair price for customers and can be customized to meet your needs. Such products are ethnic in design and specific in patterns.
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