03. Research Demographics & Results

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  • Survey Area – 29 revenue villages plus 19 camps and 6 towns / villages outside survey boundary.

 

  • Crafts listed through Literature review – 26

 

  • Crafts located in the field – 18**, as listed below

 

 

NAME OF CRAFT
NO OF HOUSEHOLDS
NOTES

Blacksmiths (Kammaras)                   40 to 45 households        depending on actively practising or not of which 1 outside the boundary.

Carpenters (Badigas )                        32 households                of which 12 outside the boundary (2 temple

chariot making, 3 agricultural implements, remaining 10 building craft)**

 

Basket weaver (Korava)                    27 households                of which 15 outside the boundary.

 

Stone cutters (Bovis)                                    200 households             partly nomadic

 

Goldsmith (Akkasaliga)                      6 houses                       of which 2 are outside the boundary

 

Black pottery (Kumbaras)                 10 houses

 

Street artistes (Budagajangam)           4 households                  nomadic – recently settled in a village by the

Government

 

Stone carvers (Shilpis)                      2 households

 

Lambani embroidery (Kasoothi)                       20 households

 

Traditional dance-drama (Bylnataka)    1 family

 

Musicians (Bajantiris)                         5 families                      of which 4 outside the boundary

 

Mural painters (Chitragara)                 1 family                                    outside the boundary

 

Lacquer processional idols (Chitragara)            1 family                                    outside the boundary

 

Patchwork quilting (Koudhee)             10 families                     all outside the boundary

 

Brassmith (Kanchugara)                     1 family                                    outside boundary

 

  • Craft cluster survey elicited 49 respondents each representative of a particular craft or craft cluster in that village.

 

  • Besides these, to date, in-depth video interviews have been conducted with 17 individual craftspeople.

 


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