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Pankaja Sethi
  This article illustrates the journey in the pursuit of kerang – the bark cloth of the Gadaba Adivasi women from Koraput district of south Odisha. It aims to record the last phase of bark cloth and the people who are still retaining it as a part of their ethnic identity. Kerang takes us to that…
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Dhanu Muduli
  I am a headmaster at Machkund State Government School in Lamptaput block of Koraput district of Odisha and teach students till seventh standard. I grew up in a small village near Machkund and studied in the local school.    The Gadaba community has been categorised as Scheduled Tribe, among the…
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Pankaja Sethi
Dhanu Muduli,  head master at the State Government Machkund School, shares the social and cultural context of the Gadaba adivasis; how the Gadaba are a self-reliant community, who do everything from cultivating their own food to preparing the cloth they wear. However, with modernisation several…
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Pankaja Sethi
Kerang is the traditional cloth of Gadaba Adivasis. It is a bark cloth made from local plants woven by Gadaba women. The cloth is handspun and handwoven on a back-strap loom in vibrant red, white and blue vertical stripes. Two pieces of kerang are used to cover the body. One piece is tied around…
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