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Pugur Workshop 2

A Toda embroidery workshop was held at the Bee Museum from the 17th to the 20th of October at the Bee museum. The distinct form of embroidery done by the Toda community is called Pugur meaning flower. It is done using red and black wool on a plain white cloth.  Around 15 participants
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Kurumba Painting Workshop

A Kurumba painting workshop was held at the Bee Museum on the 26th of September under the guidance of Krishna, a Kurumba artist from Vellaricombai. Around 20 participants watched on as Krishna demonstrated the intricate strokes used to create these unique paintings.This conventionally
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Indigenous communities of the NBR

Map made in 2005. Source of data: Survey of India Toposheet & Maps by French Institute, Pondicherry. Primary data from Keystone Foundation and Rev. PK Mulley, Social Anthropologist.
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Alu Kurumba Villages in Kotagiri and Coonoor taluks

Map made in 2007. Source of data: Survey of India Toposheet & field data of Keystone Foundation.
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Conservation Village Awards for the NBR

The NNHS has instituted a Village Conservation Award which will be given out annually to an adivasi village within the region of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The award carries a prize of Rupees One Lakh. Applications are invited for the award as per guidelines given below. Method Vi
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