The artistic Lanjia Saora tribal community will be exhibit during the virtual tour of State Tribal Museum. The event will be organized from 15th November to 21st November, which will showcase various artistic work of the tribes and local work.
Lanjia Saora is a fixed section of the Saora tribe who got their name because of their discrete dressing pattern that is a loincloth dangling in front and tailpieces or Lanja. They are famous for their contemporary housing pattern in rocky hills, and they have also established village patrol divinities which are designed by wooden pillars at the entry of the village. Their engaging wall paintings called ‘idital’ are unprecedented in nature.
Lanjia Saoras are also the primary worshippers of Lord Jagannath. They are primaeval and articulate in their own Mundari language. Once a week, they trip to the meadows to bargain their forest product for other household essentials. They involve in shifting cultivation and expertly make stone-bounded terrace fields with inbuilt water management system for paddy agriculture. Their huts, inevitably built with bamboo and mud on a cultivated platform, are rectangular with a small main door. There is a high frontal portico which is approached by a flight of steps. Overall, the plan resembles the landscape, high hills with sloping steppes. The Saoras, a primaeval tribal group of Odisha, are based in the southern districts of Bargarh, Gajapati, Raygada and Balangir.
During national lockdown various videos have been seen on the Facebook page and Twitter page- @stscdev, @scstrti by ST & SC Development Department.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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