Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Madhya Pradesh


The exquisite taste for making handicrafts is an important trait of the tribals of Madhya Pradesh. The Murias and the Marias of Bastar are excellent wood carvers.  They show their art either on visible logs of wood pieces used in their dwelling hutments or on various objects of daily use. Tobacco containers of the Murias will attract anyone for their tortoise and the sun-moon motifs and designs. Craftsmanship of the Murias can be seen in wooden blocks made for supporting hair and in wooden pins used to adorn hairdo's by the Ghotul girls..More....

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