Madhya Pradesh’s ancient tribal culture and lifestyle have always been a centre of masses’ attraction. The state has 43 tribal clans who live in different regions. With a view to introducing various dimensions of tribal culture to people, Tribal Research and Development Institute (TRI) has been organising an exhibition regularly on the institution’s premises.
The series of exhibition this time has been focused on traditional jewellery of tribal clans through attractive photographs. The state is mainly inhabited by Bhil, Gond and Korku tribal clans. The exhibition showcases chutka, kangna pairi, gujri, torania jewellery of Gond tribal clan, aakda, hasli, gend bicchuri, chura jewellery of Bhil tribe, Kangna of Korku tribe, ghughsi jewellery of Uraon tribe and sutiya and paijan jewellery of Baiga tribe through attractive photographs.Tribal jewellery is generally made of gold, silver, alloy, rupees, corals, pearls etc. This jewellery is highly beautiful and artistic. Jewellery is worn in tribal culture on head, forehead, ears, nose, throat, arms, wrist, fingers and toes, waist etc. Photographer Keshav Thakur has snapped attractive photographs to tribal clans’ jewellery.
The exhibition will remain open for visitors at TRI in Rajiv Gandhi Building complex at Shamla Hills till August 10.
Glimpses of tribal culture in Lucknow
TRI Madhya Pradesh has also decided to organise a series of exhibitions in other states also. In the series, TRI organised an exhibition of tribal culture and lifestyle of state’s tribals from August 2 to 6 at the gallery of Lalit Kala Akademi in Lucknow under the aegis of TRI Uttar Pradesh.