The textile designs of the Saora, Gadaba, Bonda and Paraja are knitted in simple parallel lines. Even these lines are seen indicated in dots, herringbone, double dashes or hatching in miniature or prominent form.Tribal art is more vivid in the woodcarvings and embrace varied aspects of tribal life. It includes hunting, depiction of animal and men, dancing models, etc. Kondh carvings of dance scenes on the door are more lively and moving. Such carvings are from Totaguda and Jantri in Koraput district (Elwin: 1951:133). Juang door carvings of dance from Baupal, Keonjhar (Elwin: 1951:133) and Saora modeling of a dance type on the door (Elwin: 1951; 131) have similarity in depiction. Steel dancing figures and musical instrument players are nicely carved on a musical........ more
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