IMAGINATION AND Beyond
Outlook Traveller|July 2021
A teacher from Maharashtra’s Purushwadi village visually documents the craftsmanship of two brothers and their imagination to create sustainable vessels, ornaments and more www.voicesofruralindia.org
MAHADU CHINDHU KONDAR

I COME FROM PURUSHWADI, a small adivasi village near the Kurkundi river, where there are several types of trees, grasses and weeds, whose uses are still unknown to many.

This story is about Kahandal grass and Shindi trees that grow abundantly and the importance of which was discovered by my childhood friends — the brothers Goraksh Savreram Baramte and Tukaram Savreram Baramte. Kahandal grass grows in the month of June and matures in November or December and turns blackish, yellowish or copper in colour.

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