Seeking Nila

Arts of the Nila

On Day 3 of #SeekingNila the participants further explored the Olappamanna Mana and the Museum in the building complex.  Later that day they visited the workshop of Shri.Ramankutty who is a master craftsman creating the headgear used by Kathakali, the renowned artform of Kerala. The headgear  known as the ‘kiritam’ is carved from the light yet sturdy wood of the Kumizhu / Beechwood and weighs only around 450 grams ! This supple wood also allows for easy engraving of motifs and designs. Both the kiritam and the assortment of wooden ornaments worn by the performers are intricately carved and embellished with pieces of glass, stones, gold and silver foils, velvet, beads, paper and peacock feathers.

On their visit to workshop the the participants got to try their hands at some woodworking to understand the precision, skill and hard labour that goes into creating these artistic pieces. There was silence and deep concentration as wood was chipped and chiselled ! There was also sketching, impression making, taking notes and lots of interaction with the master craftsman.

After all the hard work, the participants were treated to evening of laughter and mirth with an Ottamthullal performance by Suresh Kaliyath. In Ottamthullal, a solo performer, with green makeup and a colourful costume (decorated with a long red and white band and painted wooden ornaments), acts and dances while reciting lyrics. A chorus or one artist or more, repeats each sentence as it is completed. Ottamthullal is also called a poor man’s Kathakali and is used many a times to address societal issues. The headgear worn by the Thullal artist was handcrafted by Shri.Ramankutty who also came to watch the programme.

Take a look at what we have captured in our pictures !

 

Little City Trails
curriculum craft, nature craft
Little City Trails
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft, recycled craft
Seeking Nila
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft, recycled craft
Seeking Nila
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft
Seeking Nila
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft
Seeking Nila
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft, recycled craft
Seeking Nila
Seeking Nila
The Blue Yonder
curriculum craft, nature craft
Seeking Nila
Indian Craft Traditions
Chimply Fun - Pre School
activity centre, curriculum craft
Indian Craft Traditions
Indian Craft Traditions
Chimply Fun - Pre School
activity centre, curriculum craft
Indian Craft Traditions
Indian Art Traditions
Chimply Fun , Pre school
activity centre, curriculum craft
Indian Art Traditions
Indian Art Traditions
Chimply Fun, Pre School
activity centre, curriculum craft
Indian Art Traditions
Indian Art Traditions
activity centre, curriculum craft
Indian Art Traditions
Little City Trails
Kavade Attic
activity centre, curriculum craft
Little City Trails
Little City Trails
Kavade , Attic
activity centre, curriculum craft
Little City Trails
Little City Trails
Kavade, Attic
activity centre, curriculum craft
Little City Trails
Little City Trails
Kavade, Attic
activity centre, curriculum craft
Little City Trails
Little City Trails
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
Little City Trails
Little City Trails
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
Little City Trails
little city trails
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
little city trails
little city trails
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
little city trails
Little City Trails
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
Little City Trails
X’ mas Snow Globes
Kavade, The Attic
activity centre
X’ mas Snow Globes
Peruvian Puppets
Globetrippers, Bangalore
curriculum craft
Peruvian Puppets
Handmade Christmas
Pepperfry Studio
corporate
Handmade Christmas
It’s Christmas !
GlobeTrippers - Bangalore
activity centre, curriculum craft
It’s Christmas !
TIME
Capital One
corporate
TIME
Make Art Friday
That Awesome Place
activity centre, recycled craft
Make Art Friday
Journey
Furlenco, Bangalore
corporate
Journey
I Have A Dream
Centre Of Gravity & Rani Bhavani Vidyalaya, Benaras
corporate, curriculum craft
I Have A Dream
beady fun
craft on your birthday
beady fun
colours in motion
Mamangam - The School of Dance - Kochi
activity centre
colours in motion
pop up book
Educational Symposium, Orenda
curriculum craft
pop up book
trash festival 2015
The Energy Resources Institute (TERI)
corporate, recycled craft
trash festival 2015
carpentry 101
Kavade
activity centre
carpentry 101
science & art
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
science & art
botany & nature
Anweshana Montessori House Of Children
curriculum craft, nature craft
botany & nature
earth craft
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft, recycled craft
earth craft
puppetry & language
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
puppetry & language
society & geography
Anweshana Montessori House of Children
curriculum craft
society & geography
masquerade
Centre of Gravity
corporate
masquerade
pots & buttons
craft on your birthday
pots & buttons
mermaids & clowns
craft on your birthday
mermaids & clowns
notes
Emid Technologies, Bangalore
corporate
notes
december
Magic Threads Activity Centre
activity centre, recycled craft
december
tree of hope
India Design Mark
corporate, nature craft
tree of hope
hand & feet
Book Mark, Coimbatore
activity centre
hand & feet
christmas prints
Book Mark, Coimbatore
activity centre, nature craft
christmas prints
wood working
Different Strokes Activity Centre
activity centre
wood working
EMC2
Emc2
corporate
EMC2
kachara lab
The Alternative @ Atta Galatta
recycled craft
kachara lab
green bazaar
Green Bazaar ( The Alternative)
recycled craft
green bazaar
birds in flight
Centre of Gravity
corporate
birds in flight
prints in nature
Lightroom Bookstore
activity centre, nature craft
prints in nature
puppet muppet
Book Mark, Coimbatore
activity centre
puppet muppet
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