THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: ‘Tribes India’ pavilion at Santhigiri Fest 2012, showcasing the tribal art forms from various states of the country, gives an aerial view of the tribal life and culture.
The sales pavilion, which is a Central Government initiative to market the tribal products, acts as a gallery of Indian folk art and traditional handicraft.
Handcrafted materials of various categories such as textiles, embroidery, metal crafts, tribal jewellery, bamboo products, stone pottery, paintings and other gift items are available at the pavilion. Things of everyday use, traditional dresses, sculpture, painting, handcrafted items and jewellery of metal stone bamboo are on sale.
Collections of hand embroidered Kurtas, Sarees & Dupattas from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh are also there.
The pavilion also has an exhibition of Warli paintings from Maharashtra, Gond Painting from Central India, and Saura painting from Odisha.
An exclusive shop for curios made of bamboo from Wayanad is the another attraction.