Tribal Shawls

Tribal Shawls, ‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. As per the tradition of the tribes, the unmarried Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their would be husbands. The sheer art of love and dedication takes over a month for a single tribal shawl. Triangles represent Niyamgiri Hills – the home of the primitive tribal group of Dongria Kondhs.

Dongr Tribal Shawls - Purchase
Dongr Tribal Shawls - Purchase
‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. As per the tradition of the tribes, the unmarried Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their would be husbands. The sheer art of love and dedication takes over a month for a single shawl. Triangles represent Niyamgiri Hills- the home of the primitive tribal group of Dongria Kondhs. The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the Kondhs. They are located in the Niyamgiri hills in the state of Odisha in India. PRODUCT: Length – 2000mm, Width - 900mm. Wrap*weft (Tana*Bana) – Cotton*Cotton. Colour hues may vary from that which appears in the image. - INCLUDES POSTAGE.
Available Qty: 8
Price: 175.00 AUD
YEN 16,677.50

The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the Kondhs. They are located in the Niyamgiri hills in the state of Odisha in India. They sustain themselves from the resources of the Niyamgiri forests, practicing horticulture and shifting cultivation. They have been at the centre of a dispute over mining rights in the area. (and won)
Dongaria shawls have been in run for a GI (Geographical Indication tag) since 2017 and hence the originality shall have an identity of its own in the coming times.

These tribal shawls are thick, wide and full of rich heritage and culture making it a perfect fit for the winters and wardrobe.
Product Specification Length – 2000mm, Width – 900mm – Wrap*weft (Tana*Bana) – Cotton. Color hues may vary from that which appears in the image.

Tribal Shawls

Tribal Shawls

LIVElHOOD
Purchasing this product gives tribal women ‘extra’ income when monsoon is on, too hot in summer and done together as community income.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Suggested dry cleaning, Please Do not squeeze or wring, Store in clean, dry place away from insects, dust, excessive light and moisture.

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