Dongariya Kondh Embroidery

in Module
Published on: 05 September 2018

Kanak Rajadhyaksha

Kanak Rajadhyaksha is reading for an MPhil at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She is interested in studying women, work and livelihoods.

The Dongariya Kondhs live in the Niyamgiri Hills in the Rayagada and Kalahandi districts in Odisha. This module introduces their tradition of embroidery on kapdagondas (shawls) and explores the artisans' perceptions of embroidery as work.