About adivasi

Adivasi lady

An Adivasi lady sitting in her traditional saree….pc: Raghabendra Pradhan

About Adivasi people . .

Adivasi is a term used for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered the population of South Asia. Adivasi make up 8.6% of India’s population or 104 million according to 2011 census. Adivasi societies are particularly present in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and some north-eastern states, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Central Indian states have the country’s largest tribes, and, taken as a whole, roughly 75% of the total tribal population live there, although the tribal population there accounts for only around 10% of the region’s total population.

Odisha’s scheduled tribes . .

the Indian state of Odisha, as recognized by the Constitution of the Indian Republic; a total of 62 distinct tribes. The Kondha or Kandha is the largest tribe of the state in terms of population. They have a population of about one million and are based mainly in the Kandhamal and adjoining districts namely Rayagada, Koraput, Balangir and Boudh. The Santals with a population over 500,000, inhabit the Mayurbhanj district. The Saura, with a population over 300,000, are found mainly in the undivided Ganjam and Puri district. The Bonda,are known as ‘the Naked People’,and have a population of about 5,000 and live in Malkangiri district formerly part of undivided Koraput.

Adivasi artifacts and stuffs . .

Odisha boasts of a long and rich cultural heritage. The State practically reigns, as far as the production of tribal handicrafts is concerned. The tribal potters make objects like pots, bowls, plates, jars and cooking stoves to meet requirements of daily life as well as for rituals. Odisha craftsmen are highly skilled at making traditional art and crafts made out of bamboo and cane. The structural characteristics of the bamboo, like its high tensile strength, are employed for architectural purposes. Bamboo splits are woven to make baskets. There are ample crafts that can be made out of bamboo like ropes, strings, brooms and the like. These products are largely manufactured by the artisans for local consumption.

The tribals also make jewellery and anklets which are made of brass and other materials. The adivasi mela holds good reputation for organizing an event for the sale.





referred from wikipedia and odishaaadivasimela.com

Adivasi Lady by Raghabendra Pradhan(https://www.facebook.com/ragslowprofile)