Reinstate Folk Artistes

Traditional Games were not just games, they were designed in such a way that one can develop a lot of skills like logical thinking, building strategy, concentration, basic mathematics, aiming, and a lot more. Nowadays we develop these skills by paying money to centres that conduct personal development courses.
Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well a s the art form. Apart from presenting, these games become a tool for awareness and education on dying art forms while being ecologically sensitive and empowering rural initiatives.

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Donate to Revive Folk Art

Bhavyata Foundation took upon the project of reviving traditional Indian Board games, with help of Kalamkari artists. Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well as the art form. These games become a tool for awareness and education on dying art forms while being ecologically sensitive and empowering rural initiatives.

Support Kalamkari Artisans by means of Corporate Giftings, Occasion Giftings and Facilitating Exhibitions

Support Kalamkari Artisans

Bhavyata Foundation took upon the project of reviving traditional Indian Board games, with help of Kalamkari artists.

Marketing Support – Support the Marketing Efforts of the Craft by supporting the Venue & Exhibition Participation Fees and Social Media Marketing Costs of promoting the Craft.
Corporate Gifting of products from the Craft – to employees, partners, customers for Diwali, New Year, Project Milestones, etc.

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Play and Art in Tradition

Traditional Board Games were not just games; they were designed in such a way that one can develop a lot of skills like logical thinking, building strategy, concentration, basic mathematics, aiming, and lot more. Traditional Games act as learning aids. They teach us many things like strategizing, develop sensory skills, count, add, improve motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination and finally to have fun, naturally one play or watch a game to have fun. Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well as the art form. These games become a tool for awareness and education on dying art forms while being ecologically sensitive and empowering rural initiatives.
Paint styles like Gond, Phad, Madhubani, Santhal, Warli, Kalamkari art can become the tool of representation while also involving eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, Eri Silk, Recycled wood and other such alternatives.
With the support of Kalamkari artists, the Bhavyata Foundation took on the venture of resurrecting traditional Indian board games. Kalamkari art is an ancient form of hand painting crafted with a tamarind pen on cotton or silk fabric, utilizing natural dyes. The made of wood counters are often handcrafted in colours which are kids friendly and environment friendly because they are coated with lacquer.
Warli Artisans from Maharashtra were also supported to contemporize products of home furnishing and gifting game toys.

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Kalamkari Artists of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Kalamkari Artists of Andhra Pradesh
  2. Warli Artisans from Maharashtra

Challenges:Poor working conditions, increasing cost of raw materials, intermediaries, lack of access to working capital and credit facilities are the problems that plague Kalamkari and Warli Artists.

Our Intervention:

  • Skill Development:– Board games offer opportunities for early learning and sharpen one’s focus. Board games also help them to strategize and resolve their differences. This play a vital role in developing various aspects of children’s growth, behaviour and interpersonal skills.
  • Wisdom and Aesthetics:Traditional Games were designed to develop logical thinking, strategy & concentration. Presenting them in various paint styles and textile traditions, board games can revive the play as well as the art form.
  • Helpful Recreation:Board painted in traditional Kalamkari Art; supplemented with handcrafted counters and a play manual are exciting avenues for recreation which bring people together in this digital age.

While representing the art form, they also become the medium of expression of local culture, folklore and tradition, providing simultaneous livelihood and lifeline to various artisans of India. Corporate exhibitions, board game sessions and birthday giftings made famous avenues to promote this lost and almost forgotten relic of our ancient heritage.

Board Games Promotion Sessions for Children 10-14 years during summers of 2019.
A total of 110 Children attended the session

18th APRIL, 2019 1ST SESSION
25th APRIL, 2019 2nd SESSION
2nd MAY, 2019 3rd SESSION
9th MAY, 2019 4th SESSION

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