22 Sep 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Itanagar , Arunachal Pradesh
Of the many shared histories and cultures of India’s
22 Sep 2018 - 16:30 to 18:00
Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi has many spiritual connotations, and each of these
23 Sep 2018 - 07:00 to 09:00
Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh
  This heritage trail will begin from the south-east

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Sholapith: Herbal Ivory of Bengal

Sholapith, also known as 'herbal ivory', is an exquisite sponge wood craft of West Bengal and is an intrinsic part of it rituals and festivals. This module explores the various facets of this craft: its endangered raw material, the community of craftspeople known as Malakars, the delicate crafting process and its current status in the face of stiff competition from the artificial and environmentally harmful thermocol.