House of Bamboo

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Tribal House and Habitat | Bhill House in Satpura Ranges, India House of Tetya Nusa Koli Built by self-help and Community Participation Aborigine – Adivasi – Cultures are so rich with their time-tested wisdom that it should be understood as World Heritage and should be preserved. For more than 10K years, or perhaps from unknown time, they have been living in Harmony with Nature. Now in the hurricane of development on western model it is doubtful how long will they last!

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By: RemigiusdeSouza (31 month(s) ago)

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House of Bamboo Tribal House and Habitat – Presentation:

House of Bamboo Tribal House and Habitat – Presentation Bhill House in Satpura Ranges, India House of Tetya Nusa Koli Built by self-help and Community Participation 1

BHILL HOUSE AND HABITAT: House of Tetya Nusa Koli:

BHILL HOUSE AND HABITAT: House of Tetya Nusa Koli House is living area, and Habitat is open work area, mainly forest, wetlands and farming. Habitat is the lifeline of adivasi. 2

The House and a Storage Shed:

The House and a Storage Shed Other villagers have similar houses and homestead - farm, wetlands, pastures, forest etc. The civilized society, however, is divided by class and caste. 3

Approach Path to the House: Bamboo & Wood are Major Building Materials:

Approach Path to the House: Bamboo & Wood are Major Building Materials The urbanite have besides houses, enclosed places for work, education, leisure etc. in separate compartments. 4

Entrance to the House and Store-cum-work Room:

Entrance to the House and Store-cum-work Room Land and waters give sustenance to all living beings and culture to humans. Biodiversity brings cultural diversity. There isn't any superior culture in times and places. 5

Living Room seen from the Cattle Shed:

Living Room seen from the Cattle Shed Community is a Cohesive Collective, where family is primary unit; hence, it is an Extended Family, where none suffers Identity Crisis. 6

Entrance Door with peacock painting:

Entrance Door with peacock painting • Adivasis don't believe or practice 'Ownership of Land (Water)'. Ownership of Land by person, group or State is immoral in the realms of Srishti - Mother Nature. • Revenue Survey Nos. made by the British Rule is an immoral act. 7

Structure that supports Attic [1] :

Structure that supports Attic [1] Adivasis don’t have Division of Labour, as is in civilized Societies. Every individual is representative of the community. 8

Houses in Natural Habitat - Fairs at Rivers & Lakes:

Houses in Natural Habitat - Fairs at Rivers & Lakes Adivasi’s fairs and festivals bring their clans together, help exchange of views, news, information and consolidate their ties. 9

During Holi & Other Festival Bhills meet Kith, Kin and Clan:

During Holi & Other Festival Bhills meet Kith, Kin and Clan Societies, Unions, Corporations etc. or civil societies, or the 'social networks' on Internet are not Communities. 10

Houses Are Built by Self-help and Community Participation:

Houses Are Built by Self-help and Community Participation Community Participation works in many aspects of family and community living such as, housing, farming, leisure, learning etc. 11

A Bhill damsel collects water at a stream:

A Bhill damsel collects water at a stream It is vital for the State in its governance to know and understand the unique Adivasi culture while dealing with Adivasi People and their Habitat. 12

A Bhill family of neighbouring house:

A Bhill family of neighbouring house Adivasi's Ancestral Right to their Habitat, being their lifeline, must be recognized as their Fundamental Right. This must not be superseded by the civilized society. 13

Lady of the House and Family: Tetya Nusa Koli was away:

Lady of the House and Family: Tetya Nusa Koli was away Adivasis use self-help to make their flute, bow and arrows, bead ornaments, tools for the household, fishing, farming and utilities...and their house. 14

Work Room: Earthen Pots for Nesting in Wall:

Work Room: Earthen Pots for Nesting in Wall Tribal House, when obsolete, goes back to earth, recycled, reused. Nothing wasted. Modern Sci–Tech does not reach anywhere near it. 15

Structure is Wood Frame & Bamboo Panels:

Structure is Wood Frame & Bamboo Panels Sustainable Living is to take minimum needed for survival from the Natural Resources, to live in Communion with Mother Nature. Sustainability is much abused buzzword. 16

PANIHARA - Water Place - Feature in Indian Houses:

PANIHARA - Water Place - Feature in Indian Houses Sustainable Development is a misnomer in the present state of anarchy created by the civilized in the natural Environment, Ecology and Energy fields. 17

Bamboo Wall, Clay-Cow-dung Plaster, Painted in Lime:

Bamboo Wall, Clay-Cow-dung Plaster, Painted in Lime Adivasis don’t live in proto-historic state. Yet they never lose bearing to Nature. They are Most Upright People among Indians. 18

Bamboo Attic, Bamboo Baskets and Silos for Storage:

Bamboo Attic, Bamboo Baskets and Silos for Storage Adivasis acquire life-supporting skills by experiential learning, taught by example; and time tested ancient wisdom from family and the elders at early age. 19

ATTIC: Storage, earthen & metal pots and silos for grain:

ATTIC: Storage, earthen & metal pots and silos for grain Communication: Within a couple of days a few thousand Narmada Dam affected tribal in Gujarat would gather at Medha Patkar's call for public meetings. 20

Storage Room & Firewood:

Storage Room & Firewood Adivasis use brushwood for fuel, not trees. There is neither gender discrimination nor prostitution among adivasis. 21

Impromptu Dancing and Singing by Bhill Damsels-1:

Impromptu Dancing and Singing by Bhill Damsels-1 Leisure: Everyone in Adivasi community dance and sing at will. Why should they watch cinema-video at cost, price, value or worth of elusive time and money? 22

Impromptu Dancing & Singing by Bhill Damsels-2:

Impromptu Dancing & Singing by Bhill Damsels-2 Only adivasi could give authentic anthropological account of them; Not the civilized interpretations! 23

Bhill youths during Holi Festival:

Bhill youths during Holi Festival • Bhills are one of the largest tribes in India. • Tribal communities are small republics. • Their issues, policies, concerns are decided by the community (i.e. the collective.) 24

IT’S WORLD HERITAGE:

IT’S WORLD HERITAGE Aborigine – Adivasi – Cultures are so rich with their time-tested wisdom that it should be understood as World Heritage and should be preserved. For more than 10K years, or perhaps from unknown time, they have been living in Harmony with Nature. Now in the hurricane of development on western model it is doubtful how long will they last! 25

Tribal House and Habitat:

Tribal House and Habitat All the photographs are by Remigius de Souza, Mumbai Copyright Remigius de Souza, 2009  References: TRIBAL HOUSING: BUDDHA AND THE ART AND SCIENCE OF KARVI HUT Link < http://remidesouza.blogspot.in/2010/05/warli-house-and-habitat-1.html > Bhill's Holi Festival in Satpura Ranges, India Link < http://remidesouza.blogspot.in/2010/06/bhills-holi-festival-in-satpura-ranges.html ARCHETYPES INDIA Link < http://remidesouza.blogspot.in/ > 26

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